Editors: Mitesh Kumar Dwivedi, Alwarappan Sankaranarayanan, Sanjay Tiwari

Series Title: Frontiers in Cancer Immunology

Anticancer Immunity: Reviewing the Potential of Probiotics

Volume 4

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Printed Copy: US $87
Library License: US $316
ISSN: 2405-9102 (Print)
ISSN: 2405-9110 (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-5165-14-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5165-13-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151651351230401


Probiotics have been suggested to be involved in both prevention and treatment of various human cancers. Anticancer Immunity: Reviewing the Potential of Probiotics explains biochemical mechanisms of anticancer immunity exerted by probiotics in various human cancers. It presents edited chapters focused on the evidence of probiotic use against human cancers through several animal and human studies.

This volume consists of 11 chapters. The volume continues from the previous entry with chapters focused on probiotics’ anticancer immunity in specific cancers such as, bladder cancer, renal cell carcinoma, prostate cancer, lymphomas, pancreatic cancer, oral cancer and oropharyngeal cancers. The book concludes with chapters that inform readers about the value of prebiotics, postbiotics and postbiotics in cancer therapy as adjuvants and immunotherapeutic agents.

Key features

- Gives a new dimension and insight in the role of probiotics in anticancer immunity towards various human cancers

- Provides several color figures and tables to clearly explain relevant information.

- Includes recent information with new insights and references

- Meets the needs of basic (pre-clinical) and advanced clinical researchers and postgraduate scholars


Researchers in immunology, biochemistry, oncology, molecular biology; cancer immunotherapy specialists


Due to the numerous side effects of chemotherapeutic treatment agents and synthetic drugs, research on human diseases has increasingly focused on natural mechanisms for managing, treating, and curing them. The use of beneficial microbes called "Probiotics" has been identified as one of such natural mechanisms. Microorganisms such as these are normally responsible for preventing infection and aiding in the process of nutrition. Research in the probiotic field always benefits from reinforcing knowledge and understanding how probiotics can be used for the prevention and treatment of a wide range of human diseases.

Probiotics have a wide range of beneficial effects on human health, including their role in preventing and treating various types of cancer. I have the honor of introducing the fourth volume of Frontiers in Cancer Immunology [Anticancer Immunity: Reviewing the Potential of Probiotics], which contains 11 chapters and 315 pages, edited by Dr. Mitesh Kumar Dwivedi, Dr. Alwarappan Sankaranarayanan, and Dr. Sanjay Tiwari. This book highlights their mechanistic role in cancer, and provides evidence that probiotics can be beneficial in treating human cancers through a number of animal and human studies.

According to my own experience, knowing how probiotics work gave us a better understanding of their effects under different conditions. This book was developed by an expert team of researchers with a special final chapter titled "Future Challenges in Probiotic-Based Anticancer Immunotherapy", which emphasizes the importance of conducting more human clinical trials with a larger number of subjects in order to determine the appropriate dose/benefit of using probiotics as adjuncts to cancer treatment.

Considering that the topic of the present book is related to our clinical research, I believe it will have a significant impact on the field of probiotics. Right now, we are studying how microbes affect the progression of cancer or the treatment of different mucosa.

Greetings and best wishes for the present book.

Wishing you the best,

Julio Plaza-Diaz
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
School of Pharmacy, University of Granada
18071 Granada