Dr. Keith Wilson on the Role of Helicobacter Pylori in Gastrointestinal Cancer

Keith Wilson, MD

<div style="color:#003668"><em>"When there is a mismatch between the human genetics and bacterial genetics, this may be one of the factors that leads to gastrointestinal cancer."<p align="right"><span style="color:#747474">- Keith Wilson, MD</span></em></div></p>

Keith Wilson, MD, senior professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition), professor of Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center discusses the role helicobacter pylori plays in gastrointestinal cancer and what the next steps could be in better targeting this bacteria.

Wilson said in his research, he and his team have found that the bacteria alters the way its host recognizes it and essentially disables the human body's ability to kill it. Wilson says his research has revealed a unique oxidative pathway that may be utilized to not only kill the bacteria, but help inflammation in patients with gastric cancer.