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Study finds aspirin reduces risk of melanoma in women

  • Posted: March 11, 2013

In the largest study ever to explore new ways to prevent melanoma, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine (home to the Stanford Cancer Institute) have discovered that women who took aspirin on a regular basis reduced their risk of developing this skin cancer. Results also showed that the longer women took aspirin, the lower their risk.

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