Brendan Daisley, a PhD candidate at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, conducting research at Lawson Health Research Institute
A new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University illustrates how the gut microbiome interacts with an oral medication in prostate cancer patients, suggesting bacteria in the gut play a role in treatment outcomes. The findings, published in Nature Communications, highlight how the drug abiraterone acetate is metabolized by bacteria in the gut to reduce harmful organisms while promoting those that fight cancer.
“What about me?”
That question started Marian Reich on the journey of living kidney donation 11 years ago.
She was speaking to her brother on the phone and he mentioned that his partner, Susan, needed a kidney. That conversation let to Marian being able to give the gift of life to her sister-in-law through living kidney donation and transplant.