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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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