Role of Aspirin in Cancer Prevention

  title={Role of Aspirin in Cancer Prevention},
  author={M. Thorat and J. Cuzick},
  journal={Current Oncology Reports},
  • M. Thorat, J. Cuzick
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Current Oncology Reports
  • Since its first synthesis in 1897, several medicinal roles and mechanisms of action of aspirin have become apparent; the latest among these being its role in cancer prevention and treatment. A large body of evidence supports aspirin’s effect in reducing cancer incidence and cancer mortality, but duration of use needs to be at least 5 years. The beneficial effects are particularly large for colorectal, oesophageal and gastric cancers, with apparently smaller reductions for breast, prostate and… CONTINUE READING
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