The effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on human colorectal cancer cells: evidence of different mechanisms of action.


Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis in human colorectal cancer cells in vitro. It remains unclear whether individual NSAIDs act by cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibition and how NSAIDs exert their anti-proliferative effects. We investigated the effects of NS-398 (a selective COX-2 inhibitor), indomethacin… (More)