The potential roles of bacteria to improve radiation treatment outcome

Kouhsari, E. and Ghadimi-Daresajini, A. and Abdollahi, H. and Amirmozafari, N. and Mahdavi, S.R. and Abbasian, S. and Mousavi, S.H. and Yaseri, H.F. and Moghaderi, M. (2018) The potential roles of bacteria to improve radiation treatment outcome. Clinical and Translational Oncology, 20 (2). pp. 127-139.

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Many combined therapies have been proposed to enhance radiotherapy outcome, but they have several limitations. As a new feasible strategy, combination of radiotherapy with bacteria showed a significant positive impact on the tumor treatment and metastasis inhibition. Although probiotic bacteria and radiotherapy alone can be effective in the treatment of different cancers, the combination of these two therapies seems to enhance therapeutic outcome and is cost-effective. Bacterial cells can act as therapeutic/gene/drug delivery vehicles as well as theranostic agents. In this communication, we reviewed current evidences, studies, suggestions, and future-based directions on combination of radiotherapy and bacteria. In another sections, an overview on tumor hypoxia, bacteria in cancer therapy, and combination of radiotherapy and bacteria is presented. A brief overview on trials and animal studies which used bacteria to protect normal tissues against radiotherapy-induced complications is also included. © 2017, Federación de Sociedades Españolas de Oncología (FESEO).

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