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Lab Reports
February 7, 2007

NSAIDs and Cancer

JAMA. 2007;297(5):459. doi:10.1001/jama.297.5.459-c

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston, in collaboration with scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, in La Jolla, Calif, and Columbia University Medical Center, in New York City, have discovered a mechanism by which nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) halt cancer growth, a finding that could lead to new tests for monitoring patients' responses to these therapies and to safer drugs that act in a similar manner (Zerbini LF et al. Cancer Res. 2006;66:11922-11931).

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