HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Aspirin may help prevent pancreatic cancer

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL(August 6, 2002)--Researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health have found that aspirin use may decrease the incidence of pancreatic cancer, possibly through its anti-inflammatory effects. The study will be published in the Aug. 7 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

For seven years, lead author Kristin Anderson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, and her colleagues followed a group of postmenopausal women from Iowa who were part of the Iowa Women's Health Study. These women were asked how often they took aspirin or aspirin-containing products and how often they took other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Pancreatic cancer occurred less frequently among those women who had reported use of aspirin compared to those who had reported they did not use it.

"There is strong evidence to suggest that using aspirin may help in preventing pancreatic cancer, and what's most encouraging is that we've seen these benefits in women who've taken aspirin two to five times per week," said Anderson. "Based on these observations, we estimate that aspirin use might prevent 43 percent of pancreatic cancer cases in women who do not normally use aspirin. While these results are promising, further studies are necessary to learn more about other factors; such as dose, duration, and types of NSAIDs that may help prevent this disease."

Anderson said that before starting an aspirin regime, it's important for persons to consult their physicians. Several previous studies have provided evidence that NSAIDS may lower risk for pancreatic cancer, but this study is the largest to date.


'"/>

Contact: Deane Morrison
morri029@umn.edu
612-624-2346
University of Minnesota
6-Aug-2002


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Aspirins potential ability to prevent colon polyps may not apply equally to all
2. Aspirin underused to reduce heart disease risk in diabetic women and young adults
3. Long Island Breast Cancer Study data: Aspirin helps protect some women against breast cancer
4. Aspirin use associated with reduced risk of breast cancer
5. Aspirin use may be associated with increased risk of pancreatic cancer
6. Aspirin is most cost effective way to prevent heart disease
7. Aspirin withdrawal may pose risk to coronary patients
8. Aspirin does not reduce effectiveness of ACE inhibitors
9. Aspirins target, the COX-2 enzyme, linked to cancer of the uterus
10. Aspirin within two days of ischemic stroke reduces deaths
11. Aspirin steps up as anti-inflammatory for arteries

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/18/2018)... , ... October 18, 2018 , ... ... announced it has joined the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) as a ... health information exchanges (HIEs). , Drummond Group is a HITRUST CSF Assessor ...
(Date:10/18/2018)... ... , ... Fellow Health Partners, Inc. , a New York based medical ... agreed to join its Advisory Board. , CEO Michael N. Brown said, “This advisory ... guide Fellow Health Partners. They will provide strategic as well as tactical, ‘front lines’ ...
(Date:10/17/2018)... ... October 17, 2018 , ... A ... Human Rights identifies best practices in the management of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, ... LGBT youth are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system, especially lesbian and bisexual ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... October 16, 2018 , ... With a petition (case CJ-2018-04177) filed last week ... joins a series of lawsuits filed in states around the country against Massage Envy ... locations by Massage Envy’s massage therapists. , This lawsuit alleges that the company's ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... October 16, 2018 , ... 13th Annual FDA ... http://www.fdanews.com/fdainspectionssummit , The 13th Annual FDA Inspections Summit starts in one week. ... feels difficult to keep up. The FDA is focused on any number of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/17/2018)... ... October 17, 2018 , ... WHAT: , Hosted by ... high-growth niche markets, Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Conference will bring together ... learn from leading experts who are developing and deploying the technology. The industry ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... Mich. (PRWEB) , ... October 16, 2018 , ... ... Michigan Dental Association , is creating a strategic alliance with The Dentists ... of organized dentistry significant savings on a robust catalog of dental supplies through ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... October 16, 2018 , ... ... of Applied Logic, the St. Louis based surgical tracking software company. Censis is ... their customers and employees to make a difference using their strong portfolio of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: