First-Ever Mycobiome Atlas Describes Associations between Cancers and Fungi

Poorly understood compared to bacteria and viruses, the new work opens the door to using tell-tale fungi as a diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic tool.  An international team of scientists, co-led by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has created the first pan-cancer mycobiome atlas — a survey of 35 types of cancer and their associated fungi.  The findings are published September 29, 2022 in the journal Cell.