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Aspirin Prevention of Colorectal Cancer: More or Less?

Robert S. Sandler, MD, MPH
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From University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7555.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest:Consultancies: Merck; Grants received: Merck.

Requests for Single Reprints: Robert S. Sandler, MD, MPH, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina, CB#7555, 4111 Bioinformatics Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7555; e-mail, rsandler@med.unc.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(3):224-225. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-140-3-200402030-00014
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The concept of cancer chemoprevention is tantalizing. If we had a pill that could prevent cancer, we might escape the need for potentially disfiguring surgery or toxic chemotherapy. If the pill were familiar, cheap, and readily available, so much the better. In this issue, Chan and colleagues (1) provide additional evidence that we may actually have such an agent for colorectal cancer. Its identity? Aspirin.

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