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Aspirin Decreases Genetic Mutations Associated With Inherited Colon Cancer

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September 15, 1998
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Aspirin may prevent the development of a particular type of common hereditary colorectal cancer in those at high risk for the disease. Scientists at Jefferson Medical College believe they’ve uncovered a molecular mechanism by which aspirin interferes with colorectal cancer development in those individuals who carry particular gene mutations that makes them very likely to get the disease.

A new study suggests that aspirin will be a useful chemopreventative for Hereditary Colon Cancer patients


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