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How aspirin may block bowel tumour formation

14/05/2018

How aspirin may block bowel tumour formation

Researchers have shed light on how taking aspirin can help to prevent bowel cancer. They found that the painkiller blocks a key process linked to tumour formation.

Regular use of aspirin is known to reduce a person’s risk of developing colon cancer but the drug’s tumour-fighting properties have not been well understood.

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh, funded by the MRC and BBSRC, focused on a structure found inside cells called the nucleolus.

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