Aspirin may help prevent mesothelioma: study

Aspirin may delay the growth of mesothelioma, according to a new study in mice, which also finds a mechanism for the NSAID’s anti-tumourigenic properties.

The study shows aspirin slows down the growth of mesothelioma by blocking the carcinogenic effects of the inflammatory molecule, High-Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1).

There has been much debate about whether aspirin reduces cancer by acting on the COX pathway,