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Aspirin tied to improved breast, bladder cancer survival in older adults

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JAMA Network Open
Reuters Health - 26/01/2021 - Older adults who take aspirin may be more likely than those who don't to survive breast or bladder cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data on 139,896 people 65 years and older who enrolled in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial and had no history of cancer at baseline (1993-2001). Participants were initially followed for 13 years or through 2009, whichever came first; researchers also collected cancer incidence data through 2014 and mortality data through 2015. During follow-up, a total of 32,580 cancers were reported, including 1,751 (5.4%) bladder cancers, 4,552 (14%) breast cancers, 332 (1%) esophageal cancers, 397 (1.2%) gastric cancers, 878 (2.7%) pancreatic cancers, and 716 (2.2%) uterine cancers. Aspirin use did not appear to significantly influence the incidence cancers studied. However, any aspirin use was associated with lower mortality for bladder cancer (hazard rat...


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