Due to the advances in next-generation sequencing, strong evidence has emerged linking the enormous role of microorganisms and its relationship with cancer.
The gut microbiome, in particular, has an integral role in the life of cancer. With over 70% of the immune system housed within the gut, there is a constant interplay between the type and balance of the gut microbiota, the immune system, inflammation, and cancer. Precision nutrition has a critical role in fueling the microbiome for health versus disease.
Microbiome composition, microbial metabolites, nutrient density, and nutrient absorption have an overwhelming effect on the protection against cancer.
“There is a direct correlation between one’s diet, the composition of the gut microbiome, and the absorption of cancer immunotherapy. The increased diversity of the gut microbiota has a profound impact on survival outcomes of cancer patients than those with lower diversity.”
~ Jonathan Peled, MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City
“The efficacy of cancer treatment is, in parts, dependent on normal immune function. Since gut microbiota plays a crucial role in modulating immune response, it is not surprising that dysbiosis affects treatment outcomes.”
~ Dibyendu Dutta, Ph.D. and Dr. Seah Lim, M.D.,
Researcher & Medical Oncologist, New York
When battling cancer, every minute matters.
The MADP “Eat To Starve Cancer” TM Initiative is a comprehensive education and advocacy program tailored specially for cancer patients before, during, and after treatment – cancer prevention measures included – caregivers are welcomed.
“PRECISION NUTRITION – FUELING THE MICROBIOME –
TO FIGHT CANCER”.
Lifestyle and environmental factors are incorporated.
Deactivating cancer-causing toxins
Decreasing harmful inflammation
Protecting cells from DNA damage
Protecting against pathogens (immunocompromised patients)
Metabolizing and increasing absorption of cancer therapy treatments
Blocking angiogenesis and eliminating and/or reducing metastases
~ Rodney Dietert, Ph.D.,
~ Jonathan Peled, M.D., Ph.D.,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
~ Jennifer Wargo, M.D.,
MD Anderson Cancer Center