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Human Microbiome Fusobacterium Nucleatum in Esophageal Cancer Tissue Is Associated with Prognosis

Fusobacterium nucleatum (F. nucleatum) is a component of the human microbiome that primarily inhabits the oral cavity. It causes periodontal disease and has also been implicated in the development of human cancers. Although there are several reports of the relationship between F. nucleatum and the clinical outcome in human cancers, its prognostic significance in esophageal cancer remains unclear.
http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2016/10/14/1078-0432.CCR-16-1786

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