Sixty-six patients with Duke's B 2 or C colon or rectal cancer were randomized for treatment with aspirin (ASA), 600 mg, p.o., twice daily x 2 years or placebo (P). Compliance was checked in both groups by random measurement of blood salicylate levels. Fifty-seven patients are currently evaluable. No difference in disease-free (p=.66) or overall survival (p=.90) is present between ASA and P groups. The time at which ASA therapy is started (within 2 or within 4 weeks) following surgery does not affect these results. Aspirin at conventional dosage is ineffective in preventing the appearance of metastases in patients with colo-rectal cancer.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Medicine|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1982|
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