New data on aspirin's anti-cancer effects

Long-term, daily intake of aspirin can prevent and potentially treat cancer, three new research papers suggest, triggering calls to broaden recommendations for the drug's use.

The series of UK papers published in the Lancet Wednesday add to the mounting evidence that the vascular and anti-cancer benefits of aspirin outweighed the harms of major bleeding.

In the first study1 of 51 randomised trials of aspirin use