Image of the Day: Microbial Puppet Masters

Bacteria inhabiting mouse tumors hold sway over a cancer cell’s response to treatment. 

Sep 19, 2017
The Scientist Staff

Pancreatic cancer cells in vitro (nuclei in blue) harbor bacteria (green).  TALI DADOSH AND LEORE GELLERSee L.T. Geller et al., “Potential role of intratumor bacteria in mediating tumor resistance to the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine,” Science, 357:1156-60, 2017.