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This study found that both aspirin and COX-2 inhibitors were associated with improved outcomes in stage III colon cancer patients.

Comment: Patients took either aspirin OR a cox-2 inhibitor. The hazard ratio for occurrence free survival was 0.51 for aspirin and 0.53 for cox-2 inhibitors. What could explain this finding? Does the improved blood flow from taking aspiring protect against cancer?

J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Nov 27;107(1). pii: dju345. Print 2015 Jan.    (retrieved Nov, 2014). There are currently 1066 pearls in the database. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, mistakes can and do occur. Use databank at your own risk. All pearls © 2021 by the Internet Medical Association. Click Here to view more medical pearls.