The Oral Microbiome and Oral Cancer

Jorge Frias-Lopez, PhD

Friday, May 1
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Chelsia Sim, BDS, MSc


The oral microbiome plays a potential role in the pathogenesis of cancer. This talk discusses the mechanisms that many influence the oncogenic and mutagenic changes in the oral tissues and lead to the subsequent development of oral cancer. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the mechanisms in which the oral microbiota may influence the pathogenesis of oral cancer.
  2. Display the current studies that characterize the profiles of gene expression of the microbial communities colonizing active cancer sites by metatranscriptome analysis.
  3. Illustrate how potentially can the oral microbiome be harnessed to prevent oncogenic and mutagenic changes in the oral tissues.