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Probiotics in Cancer

Version 1 : Received: 4 August 2020 / Approved: 5 August 2020 / Online: 5 August 2020 (09:27:01 CEST)

How to cite: Lu, K.; Wu, X.; Jin, R.; Chen, H. Probiotics in Cancer. Preprints 2020, 2020080116. Lu, K.; Wu, X.; Jin, R.; Chen, H. Probiotics in Cancer. Preprints 2020, 2020080116.


In recent years, the consumption of over-the-counter probiotics used to promote health has grown rapidly worldwide and become an industry. In medicine, various studies have proven that probiotics can help improve the immune system and intestinal health. They are usually safe, but in some rare cases, they may cause concerning adverse reactions. Although the use of probiotics has been widely popularized in the public, the results of many probiotics clinical trials are contradictory. Especially for the cancer patients, the feasibility of probiotics management to provide benefits by targeting cancer and lessening anti-cancer side effects requires further investigations. And this review summarizes the interactions between probiotics and the host and current pros and cons of applying probiotics in the cancer patients.


probiotics; cancer; safety; clinical trials


Medicine and Pharmacology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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