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Bacteria promote lung tumor development, study suggests: Antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs may help combat lung cancer

Bacteria promote lung tumor development, study suggests: Antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs may help combat lung cancer

Cancer biologists have discovered a mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote their own survival: The tumors alter bacterial populations within the lung, provoking the immune system to create an inflammatory environment that in turn helps the tumor cells to proliferate.

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