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NSAIDS and skin cancer: Reduced risk?

from Pharmacy Times

Numerous studies have been conducted to determine whether nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are associated with a decreased risk of cancer. The proposed mechanisms include cyclooxygenase inhibitions leading to decreased apoptosis, immunosuppression or changes in angiogenesis and the ability to invade normal tissue. Most research has focused on colorectal cancer, but squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma are also of interest. SCC is closely associated with actinic keratosis, whereas BCC and MM are more closely linked to sun exposure and skin damage. more


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