Next steps in studying the human microbiome and health in prospective studies, Bethesda, MD, May 16-17, 2017

Rashmi Sinha, Habibul Ahsan, Martin Blaser, J. Gregory Caporaso, Joseph Russell Carmical, Andrew T. Chan, Anthony Fodor, Mitchell H. Gail, Curtis C. Harris, Kathy Helzlsouer, Curtis Huttenhower, Rob Knight, Heidi H. Kong, Gabriel Y. Lai, Diane Leigh Smith Hutchinson, Loic Le Marchand, Hongzhe Li, Michael J. Orlich, Jianxin Shi, Ann TrueloveMukesh Verma, Emily Vogtmann, Owen White, Walter Willett, Wei Zheng, Somdat Mahabir, Christian Abnet

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Abstract

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored a 2-day workshop, "Next Steps in Studying the Human Microbiome and Health in Prospective Studies," in Bethesda, Maryland, May 16-17, 2017. The workshop brought together researchers in the field to discuss the challenges of conducting microbiome studies, including study design, collection and processing of samples, bioinformatics and statistical methods, publishing results, and ensuring reproducibility of published results. The presenters emphasized the great potential of microbiome research in understanding the etiology of cancer. This report summarizes the workshop and presents practical suggestions for conducting microbiome studies, from workshop presenters, moderators, and participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number210
JournalMicrobiome
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 26 2018

Keywords

  • Biospecimen
  • Cancer
  • Cohort
  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiome
  • Prospective

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Sinha, R., Ahsan, H., Blaser, M., Caporaso, J. G., Carmical, J. R., Chan, A. T., Fodor, A., Gail, M. H., Harris, C. C., Helzlsouer, K., Huttenhower, C., Knight, R., Kong, H. H., Lai, G. Y., Hutchinson, D. L. S., Le Marchand, L., Li, H., Orlich, M. J., Shi, J., ... Abnet, C. (2018). Next steps in studying the human microbiome and health in prospective studies, Bethesda, MD, May 16-17, 2017. Microbiome, 6(1), [210]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-018-0596-z