One of the most lethal cancers globally is colorectal cancer (CRC). Worldwide, it is ranked as the third most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women. CRC is defined as a tissue growth called polyps, occurring in the inner lining of either the colon or rectum area.
The human body is capable of wondrous phenomena. Our white blood cells help heal cuts and wounds, our salivary enzymes help break down foods, and our gut microbiome helps us digest nutrients. But did you know that our bodies contain more microbes than human cells?
Large-scale human microbiota studies have generated key insights into a variety of disease processes, including cardiovascular disease, carcinogenesis, diabetes, hypertension, and inflammatory bowel disease.
With the advent of microbiome studies, stool sample collection and preservation have been highlighted as key steps in ensuring microbiome authenticity. Freezing at -80°C has been widely accepted as the gold standard for stool sample storage in a variety of research and clini