An Emerging Role for Anti-inflammatory Agents for Chemoprevention

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 191)

Abstract

There have been a number of promising recent developments in the prevention of colorectal cancer. This book examines in detail important aspects of the current status of and future prospects for chemoprevention of colorectal tumors, particularly using anti-inflammatory drugs. Research into the mechanisms that lead from early colorectal adenoma to colorectal cancer is discussed. The role and modes of action of available anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, celecoxib, and sulindac are described and recent data from trials of aspirin are reviewed. In addition, the possible impact of nutritional agents with anti-inflammatory properties is considered, and strategies applicable in those with a high level of genetic risk are evaluated. An important feature of the book is its interdisciplinary perspective, offering highly relevant information for gastroenterologists, internists, general practitioners, oncologists, colorectal and gastroenterological surgeons, and public health practitioners.

Keywords

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Fecal Occult Blood Testing Colorectal Adenoma Adenomatous Polyp Chemopreventive Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology Massachusetts General HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Global Medical Affairs (Primary Care)Bayer Pharma AGBerlinGermany

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