The role of aspirin in cancer prevention

@article{Thun2012TheRO,
  title={The role of aspirin in cancer prevention},
  author={Michael J. Thun and Eric J. Jacobs and Carlo Patrono},
  journal={Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={9},
  pages={259-267}
}
Clinical guidelines for prophylactic aspirin use currently only consider the cardiovascular benefits of aspirin, weighed against the potential harm from aspirin-induced bleeding. Daily aspirin use has been convincingly shown to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and recurrence of adenomatous polyps, but in average-risk populations, these benefits alone do not outweigh harms from aspirin-induced bleeding. Recently published secondary analyses of cardiovascular trials provide the first… 
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