Does the microbiome play a role in the effectiveness of colorectal cancer treatment?

C. elegans, fed a diet of E. coli bacteria, are 100 times more sensitive to the chemotherapy drug floxuridine, commonly used to treat colon cancer, than worms fed different bacteria. These findings suggest that the bacteria residing in your digestive tract may play an important role in your ability to respond to chemotherapy. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)