Although bacteria have long been associated with human cancer, drawing causal relationships has been difficult. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Scanu et al. (2015) provide evidence for a transforming activity of Salmonella Typhimurium on predisposed host cells, which can subsequently form tumors in a xenograft model.
Cell Host Microbe
728 - 730
Animals, Gallbladder Neoplasms, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Humans, Salmonella Infections, Salmonella enterica