Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Aspirin halves colon cancer risk ? if you have certain gene  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 25/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Researchers previously were aware that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as aspirin could reduce colorectal cancer risks but they did not understand why some saw a benefit and others did not according to the study in science translational medicine.

aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer by half but only in people who carry high levels of a specific type of gene a study released wednesday found.

researchers previously were aware that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as aspirin could reduce colorectal cancer risks but they did not understand why some saw a benefit and others did not according to the study in science translational medicine.

scientists studied tissues from people who developed colon cancer while on an aspirin regimen then set out to understand why people with a particular gene appeared to get a protective benefit from aspirin and others did not.

they examined tissues of 270 colon cancer patients from 127865 participants followed for over three decades.

they found that patients who lacked a genetic profile which yields high levels of the enzyme 15-pgdh got almost no protective benefit for colon cancer from aspirin.

“if you looked at the folks from the study who had high 15-pgdh levels and took aspirin they cut their risk of colon cancer by half” said senior author sanford markowitz of case western reserve school of medicine.

yet “if you looked at the folks from the study that were low for 15-pgdh they did not benefit at all from taking aspirin. these findings represent a clean yes-no about who would benefit from aspirin” he explained.

identifying who can benefit from the colon cancer-reducing potential of aspirin is an important step because in some patients aspirin causes an increased risk of stomach ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding researchers said.

they are hoping to develop a test that would make it easy to identify who is and is not likely to get the positive effects of aspirin.

according to the american cancer society colon cancer struck 137000 americans in 2014 and 50000 will die of it. it is the second deadliest cancer after lung cancer.

but colon cancer deaths have been decreasing steadily over the past two decades as more and more people have sought testing particularly colonoscopies.


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 29 2014 - Dubai Investment to launch USD2.7b real estate projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai Investment plans USD2.7 billion of real-estate projects in the next five years as it seeks to benefit from resurgent demand, Times of Oman reported.Developments include Mirdiff Hills, ...

 Dec 29 2014 - Saudi KHI sells USD95m hotel in DubaiMENAFN
(MENAFN) Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saudi Arabian conglomerate Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), announced it has sold its 100 percent interest in the M"venpick ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE's Lulu invests USD213.17m on Saudi expansionMENAFN
(MENAFN) UAE-based retailer Lulu Group has announced that it will invest around USD213.17 million in an expansion plan in Saudi Arabia which will involve opening new stores across the kingdom, Gulf ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE- Modi's estranged wife fails to get details on security provided to herKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Wary and tired of the security personnel protecting her Jashodaben tried details of the official order under which the government has deployed the bodyguards. Prime ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE- Gujarats dancing cop is suspendedKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A video showed M C Solanki shaking a leg with a professional dancer and showering currency notes on her. Ahmedabad: A police sub-inspector of Surat in south Gujarat has ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE- Amitabh offers to promote Telangana in a big wayKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Bollywood icon congratulates chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on achieving the dream of separate Telangana and on becoming the first chief minister of the new ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE- Kerala CM skips Congress fte over the liquor policyKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Sources close to Chandy said that the chief minister could not attend the function as he had a programme to attend at his home constituency of Puthupally. Trivandrum ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE- Kerala Socialist Janata merges with JD-UKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The JD-U national president Sharad Yadav accepted the SJD into the party fold by handing over its flag to M P Veerendrakumar. Trivandrum — Socialist Janata ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE- Woman dead three hurt in Bengaluru blastKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The blast occurred around 8. A woman died and three other people were injured in a low-intensity blast near a restaurant in the city centre on Sunday a top police official ...

 Dec 29 2014 - UAE- Are you lost in the daze of a bad dayKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Mohamad Kadry on why we should learn to balance the good times in life with the bad One of my favourite books growing up was Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help