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Prostate cancer linked to bacteria, raising hope of new test and treatment

Bacteria in an agar plate.

Pathogens (bacteria and viruses) can cause cancer, but some are more aggressive than others. Image: Unsplash/Adrian Lange

Rachel Hurst
Senior Research Associate, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia
Colin Cooper
Professor of Cancer Genetics, University of East Anglia
Jeremy Clark
Research Fellow, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia
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