Aspirin May Prevent Cancer From Spreading, New Research Shows - Slashdot:
"An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American:
In recent years scientists have discovered another possible use for aspirin: stopping the spread of cancer cells in the body after an initial tumor has already formed.
The research is still developing, but the findings hint that the drug could one day form the basis for a powerful addition to current cancer therapies.
Not everyone responds equally well to the drug, however, and for some people it can be downright dangerous.
Investigators are thus trying to develop genetic tests to determine who is most likely to benefit from long-term use of aspirin..."