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Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Might Increase Cancer Risk

Posted on Nov 27, 2009 in Uncategorized

By HealthDay – Mon Oct 19, 8:49 PM PDT – MONDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) — The use of thiopurine drugs to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increases the risk of cancers related to viral infection, according to a new study. IBD includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Thiopurine drugs are used to suppress the immune system in order to maintain remission in IBD patients. For this study, French researchers analyzed data on 19,486 IBD patients (60 percent with Crohn’s and 40 percent with ulcerative colitis or unclassified IBD) who were followed for a...

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