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Microbes on the tongue could be used to diagnose pancreatic cancer

Microbes on the tongue could be used to diagnose pancreatic cancer

January 31, 2019

The study showed that the tongue-coating microbiomes of patients with early-stage pancreatic were significantly more diverse and composed of remarkably different bacteria, compared with the tongue coatings of healthy individuals.

Pancreatic cancer is the seventh leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. In the UK, almost 10,000 people are diagnosed with this highly aggressive disease each year, with only 1% surviving for more than ten years.

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