Chemoprevention of colon cancer carcinogenesis by balsalazide: inhibition of azoxymethane-induced aberrant crypt formation in the rat colon and intestinal tumor formation in the B6-Min/+ mouse.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including aspirin have been shown to suppress colon carcinogenesis and in some cases reduce the size of colorectal polyps. Balsalazide disodium (BSZ) is a colon-specific prodrug of the salicylate, 5-aminosalicylic acid. The aim of the present study was to test the chemopreventive activity of BSZ in two… CONTINUE READING