School of Medicine’s Sanford Markowitz discusses aspirin’s affect on colon cancer

Aspirin’s benefit in preventing colon cancer depends on DNA

Reuters: Sanford Markowitz, the Ingalls Professor of Cancer Genetics, discussed his latest research. “If you have low levels of (the enzyme), taking aspirin to reduce your colon cancer risk is probably not helping you,” he said. “But people with higher levels are getting a bang for the buck: The combination of high enzyme levels plus taking aspirin really seems to be the key to measurably reducing colon cancer risk.”