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Aspirin and its cousins linked to longer survival after colorectal cancer

Large study of preventive drugs for colorectal cancer survivors finds link to decreased mortality — but only for those with certain tumor genetics

June 15, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Aspirin and other NSAIDs are linked to decreased mortality in colorectal cancer survivors, a new study finds -- but just for those with the most common tumor subtype.

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Does aspirin prevent colorectal cancer? Depends on your DNA

Fred Hutch researchers move closer to cracking the code on how genes and environmental factors influence colorectal cancer risk

March 17, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study by public health researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has discovered that the benefits of using aspirin and NSAIDs like ibuprofen to cut colorectal cancer risk actually hinge on a person’s particular DNA.

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Sorting out the truth about aspirin

Aspirin may cut pancreatic cancer risk, but should everyone take it?

June 27, 2014 | By Joely Johnson Mork

Aspirin may cut pancreatic cancer risk, according to a new study, but last month the FDA advised against healthy people taking it to prevent strokes and heart attacks due to potential side effects. Fred Hutch researchers help sort out the new findings.

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