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.