Gut microbiota: Microbiota organisation-a key to understanding CRC development

Georgina L Hold, Wendy S Garrett

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The gut microbiota has an important role in colorectal cancer (CRC). Dejea and colleagues have demonstrated that particular bacterial biofilms are associated with proximal CRC, correlating with changes in tissue biology associated with oncogenesis. These findings provide a fresh perspective on the microbiota in cancer: microbial organization might provide critical insight into understanding CRC development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-129
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Issue number3
Early online date17 Feb 2015
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015


  • colorectal cancer
  • microbiome
  • microbiota


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