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Aspirin Slows Mesothelioma Growth by Fighting Inflammation

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A group of the world’s top mesothelioma researchers say aspirin may have a role to play in fighting malignant pleural mesothelioma. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid or ASA) is an that is known to help reduce the incidence and spread of certain inflammation-related cancers. Mesothelioma, a cancer that starts on the membrane around the lungs and tends to grow and spread quickly, is caused by an inflammatory response to asbestos fibers. That response is related to an inflammatory molecule called high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1). Researchers at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, along with colleagues at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in New York and two Italian hospitals theorized that a drug that fights inflammation might fight mesothelioma, too. Using mice infected with … Continue reading Aspirin Slows Mesothelioma Growth by Fighting Inflammation »