There is now ‘compelling’ evidence that antibiotics may reduce the effectiveness of immune checkpoint inhibitors in cancer patients, a hotly-disputed review has concluded. Treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics during the month before starting immunotherapy is particular likely to reduce efficacy due to dysbiosis, according to an article published by an international group of oncologists led ...
Do antibiotics reduce the anti-cancer efficacy of checkpoint inhibitors?
By Michael Woodhead
18 Jul 2019