By mining epidemiological data from several long-term health studies and combining it with genomic data, a team led by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School has shown that colorectal cancer patients with PIK3CA mutations may benefit from treatment with aspirin, and that PIK3CA mutation status could serve as biomarker to predict response to aspirin treatment.

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