Special Issue "Gut Microbiota, Diet, and Gastrointestinal Cancer"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Gut Microbiota".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 209

Special Issue Editors

UOC Nutrizione Clinica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, 00168 Roma, Italy
Interests: body composition; clinical nutrition; disease-related malnutrition; gut microbiota and diet therapy; nutrition in cancer patients; perioperative nutrition; dietetics and nutrition
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Dr. Flavio De Maio
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Guest Editor
Institute of Microbiology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy
Interests: gut microbiota; intestinal microbiome

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The link between gut microbiota (GM) and gastrointestinal neoplasms is two-way. On the one hand, GM influences the development of neoplasms through the proinflammatory modulation of the local microenvironment, on the other hand, it is influenced by the neoplastic cells themselves and by the various treatments (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, etc.) to which patients are subjected. GM is influenced by prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics supplementation, but the best way to modulate it is the diet pattern.

Understanding more deeply the type of relationship between nutrition, GM, and gastrointestinal cancers could lead to the development of new treatments and the improvement of supportive therapies during the oncological pathway.

I want to invite you to submit perspectives papers, original papers, narrative reviews, as well as systematic reviews, and meta-analyses about this issue.

Dr. Marco Cintoni
Dr. Flavio De Maio
Guest Editors

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  • gut microbiota
  • diet
  • nutrition
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • colorectal cancer
  • probiotics
  • prebiotics
  • postbiotics
  • radiotherapy
  • chemotherapy

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