The tumor mycobiome: A paradigm shift in cancer pathogenesis

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Distinct fungal communities or “mycobiomes” have been found in individual tumor types and are known to contribute to carcinogenesis. Two new studies present a comprehensive picture of the tumor-associated mycobiomes from a variety of human cancers. These studies reveal that fungi, although in low abundance, are ubiquitous across all major human cancers and that specific mycobiome types can be predictive of survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3648-3651
Number of pages4
Issue number20
StatePublished - Sep 29 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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