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Colorectal Neoplasia and the Colorectal Microbiome - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128196724, 9780128225615

Colorectal Neoplasia and the Colorectal Microbiome

1st Edition

Dysplasia, Probiotics, and Fusobacteria

Editor: Martin Floch
Paperback ISBN: 9780128196724
eBook ISBN: 9780128225615
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th August 2020
Page Count: 270
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Colorectal Neoplasia and the Microbiome: Dysplasia, Probiotics, and Fusobacteria provides foundational knowledge on the gut microbiome and evidence for an association with colorectal neoplasia. It covers the role of microbiota in causing adenomatous polyps and colorectal cancer as well as the modulatory effect of diet and probiotics. Chapters explain a foundational history of microbiology in the colon, the epidemiology of colon polyps and cancer, dysbiosis, the role of immunology and bacteria, and the diet. The book combines medical and scientific aspects to show mechanistic aspects between microbiota and hosts, clearly presenting the association between microbiota, colonic lesions and possible causal links.

The book is essential reading for everyone working with human microbiota including basic scientists, physiologists of the intestine, experts in intestinal microbiota, gastroenterologists, oncologists and surgeon.

Key Features

  • Provides foundational background on the complete history of microbiology in the colon
  • Offers thorough coverage of the connection between fusobacterium nucleatum, diet and bacteria on colon health
  • Presents the connection between immunology and bacteria in the colon


Gastroenterology basic researchers, physiologists of the intestine, experts in intestinal microbiota, gastroenterologists

Table of Contents

  1. History of microbiology in colon
    2. epidemiology of colon polyps and cancer
    3. Streptococcus galactolytica
    4. Bacterodies
    5. Dysbiosis and probiotics
    6. Fusobacteria microbiology
    7. Dysbiosis dynamics
    8. Immmunology and bacteria in colon cancer
    9. Diet and bacteria


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About the Editor

Martin Floch

Martin Floch

Dr. Floch is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University where he recently formed the Fellow’s Clinic in the Digestive Disease Section supervising all gastrointestinal trainees in consultation on problem cases. He is a Master of the American College of Gastroenterology (MACG) and an American Gastroenterology Association Fellow (AGAF) as well as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). He formerly was Chairman of Medicine at Norwalk Hospital and the Founding Chief of Gastroenterology and Nutrition in Norwalk. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and has written five books including the 2nd edition of the textbook “Netter’s Gastroenterology”.

Dr. Floch is renowned for his work in gastric and intestinal diseases and probiotics. He lectures nationally and internationally, haven given Grand Rounds at Harvard, Brown, UMass, and UConn among others. He is a consultant to Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Dannon, Shire and Biocodex.

His research has been extensive in gastroenterology having had grants from the Armed Forces and National Institute of Health.

Dr. Floch has a FWCI of 1.18 and has the majority (76%) of his content published in gastroenterology journals. 8.7% of his work appears in the top 10% most cited journals worldwide.

Dr. Floch has experience with national, international, institutional and single authorship.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Yale University School of Medicine, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT, USA

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