Cervical Cancer May Be Driven by Imbalance in Vaginal Bacteria, UA Research Finds

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A team led by the UA Cancer Center’s Dr. Melissa M. Herbst-Kralovetz, BIO5 member and associate professor at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, studied 100 premenopausal women to find links between vaginal bacteria and cervical cancer. They found that there is a distinct difference between the vaginal microbiome in those who develop cervical cancer and those who do not.