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Aspirin protects against cancers expressing COX 2

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.334.7604.1135-c (Published 31 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1135

Aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer, but its effects seem confined to cancers that express the cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX 2) enzyme, according to a large observational study. Regular use of aspirin was associated with a 36% decrease in the risk of colorectal …

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