Diet, Gut Microbes Affect Cancer Treatment Outcomes, Research Suggests (image) University of Virginia Health System Share Print E-Mail Caption UVA's Eyleen O'Rourke, PhD, discovered that what we eat can affect the outcome of chemotherapy -- and likely many other medical treatments -- because of ripple effects that begin in our gut. Credit Dan Addison | UVA Communications Usage Restrictions May be used to accompany news coverage of the chemotherapy discovery. All other uses require express written permission from UVA Health. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.