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 

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Cancer and The Microbiome4

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.




Lifestyle and environmental factors are incorporated. 

Phytochemicals found in plants, also commonly referred to as phytonutrients,  have the ability to alter gene expression – turning genes ‘on’ or ‘off’.


A targeted high-fiber, heavy plant-forward, natural foods diet releases cancer-fighting compounds and fuels the microbiome to fight cancer. 

Cancer and The Microbiome

A healthy gut microbiome, fueled by precision nutrition, has a pivotal role in - 

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 

"If your microbiome is not intact, three (3) major classifications of cancer drugs absolutely cannot work in the body."

~ Rodney Dietert, Ph.D., 
Cornell University

"In a study of over 500 MSKCC patients, a certain group of gut bacteria were found to predict whether relapse of leukemia would occur after bone marrow transplantation."

~ Jonathan Peled, M.D., Ph.D., 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

"Patients with melanoma eating more fiber-rich foods when they began immunotherapy treatment survived longer without cancer."

~ Jennifer Wargo, M.D., 
MD Anderson Cancer Center