Mice and people with pancreatic cancer had about 3,000 times the number of malassezia fungi in their pancreas as mice and humans without pancreatic cancer, researchers reported in Nature, suggesting that pancreatic cancer might be driven by an overgrowth of the fungus, which is associated with dandruff and skin irritation. The fungus triggers inflammation, and an antifungal drug prevented tumor development in mice.
Mouse, human studies link common skin fungus to pancreatic cancer risk
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