Issue Date: April 28, 2014
How Aspirin Reduces Colon Cancer Risk
A variety of studies have suggested that taking aspirin can decrease the risk of colon cancer. But the mechanism by which the common painkiller exerts its protective effect has eluded researchers. A team led by Andrew T. Chan of Massachusetts General Hospital and Sanford D. Markowitz of Case Western Reserve University now reports that aspirin’s colon cancer protection is linked to levels of an enzyme called 15-PGDH . . .
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