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Current research into the role of the microbiome in women’s health and gynecologic cancers

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The microbiome — the microorganisms that live within and on the body — plays an important role in our health, according to Dr. Marina Walther-Antonio, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery and in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program.

In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Walther-Antonio explains how microbes keep us healthy and protected from pathogens, and how an imbalance in the microbiome can lead to chronic conditions. She also talks about her research into the role of the human microbiome on gynecologic cancers, including endometrial cancer.



Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D.

Dr. Walther-Antonio is assistant professor in the Department of Surgery and in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program. She has a joint appointment in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her research focuses on the role of the human microbiome in women’s health.

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