Bowel cancer research boost10th August 2007
A team of researchers from Edinburgh University have been given a £160,000 grant towards their study into how aspirin can be used to help fight bowel cancer.
The funding comes from the charity Cancer Research UK and will give a boost to the scientists who have recently discovered that aspirin and similar non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) caused bowel cancer cells to self-destruct. The team hopes to develop new drugs which mimic the effect aspirin has on cancer cells because taking NSAIDs long-term can have side effects.
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Title: Bowel cancer research boost
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 3701
Date Added: 10th Aug 2007