Major research project launched to crack aspirin’s anti-cancer properties

Anne Li                                                                                     Feburary 24th, 2018


Cancer Research UK launches an international study to answer the final questions before aspirin could be recommended to reduce cancer risk. Studies have estimated that widespread use of low-dose aspirin could lead to a 10% drop in the number of people dying from some cancers, but for every 17 lives saved by preventing cancer or heart attacks there would be 2 deaths caused by strokes, bleeding or ulcers. While research has shown that taking aspirin for 10 years would have benefits for most people between the ages of 50 and 70 years, there needs to be a way to identify those who are at a high risk of bleeding to enable it to be used more widely.
See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2018-02-06-major-research-project-launched-to-crack-aspirins-anti-cancer-properties

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