Antibiotic Resistance could mean the end of cancer treatments

Dr Luke Moore at Imperial College has highlighted the growing concern of bacteria evolving to become resistant to cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. These treatments have a great impact on the immune systems of the patients. According to Dr Moore: “The consequences of suppressing immune systems is that, inevitably, people get infections. At the moment we can fight those infections with antibiotics, until the immune system is working again, but the cupboard is getting barer. It’s harder to find drugs that will fight those inevitable infections.”

Imperial College London