How Gut Bacteria May Soon Carry Anti-Cancer Drugs

Popping a probiotic pill could soon help us combat colon cancer.

Sam Westreich, PhD
Jul 15 · 6 min read
Instead of taking a drug directly, why not let some friendly little bacteria carry the drugs to the places where they’re needed? Photo by Danilo Alvesd on Unsplash

In the last few decades, humanity’s relationship with bacteria has evolved a great deal, as we learn more about how interconnected we are.

In the 20th century, antibiotics were one of the greatest discoveries — a series of powerful methods for…