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05 April 2011

Aspirin may reduce risk pancreatic cancer

People who use aspirin at least monthly have a significantly decreased risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a study.

People who use aspirin at least monthly have a significantly decreased risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a large case-control study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

In the current study, he and his team examined the association between aspirin, NSAID and acetaminophen use and the risk of pancreatic cancer. They compared 904 patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and 1,224 healthy age and gender-matched controls.

 

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