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ScientificWorldJournal. 2012;2012:327341. doi: 10.1100/2012/327341. Epub 2012 Apr 29.

Colorectal cancer chemoprevention: is this the future of colorectal cancer prevention?

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Oncology Department, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, 28040 Madrid, Spain.

Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is presently one of the most common causes of cancer-related death in our setting and affects a great number of people each year. Screening strategies are commonly used but they do not seem enough to avoid CRC development or prevent completely its mortality. Because of this fact other prevention strategies have gained interest in recent years. Chemoprevention seems to be an attractive option in this setting and several drugs have been studied in this field. This review is focused on salicylates, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cycloxygenase-2 inhibitors (COXIBs), whose mechanism of action could be directly related to colon cancer chemoprevention.

PMID:
22649288
PMCID:
PMC3353298
DOI:
10.1100/2012/327341
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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