ASA study for cancer prevention interesting but leaves out large studies stating the opposite and uses studies not originally designed for cancer outcomes

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 21, 2012

 

 

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More research touts aspirin for cancer prevention

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Aspirin Benefits May Include Cancer Prevention

 

Primary source: The Lancet
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Rothwell PR, et al “Short-term effects of daily aspirin on cancer incidence, mortalilty, and nonvascular death: Analysis of the time course of risks and benefits in 51 randomized controlled trials” Lancet 2012; DOI: 10.1016/S01450-6736(11)61720-0.

Additional source: The Lancet
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Rothwell PM, et al “Effect of daily aspirin on risk of cancer metastasis: A study of incident cancers during randomized controlled trials” Lancet 2012; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60209-8.

Additional source: The Lancet Oncology
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Rothwell PM, et al “Effects of regular aspirin on long-term cancer incidence and metastasis: A systematic comparison of evidence from observational studies versus randomized trials” Lancet Oncol 2012; DOI: 10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70112-2.

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