Previous research has suggested a potential cancer prevention benefit from daily aspirin. This new study suggests that in some patients with melanomas taking a daily aspirin may improve their overall survival. Further research is needed to confirm these findings and better elucidate who will benefit and what is the mechanism of the improved overall survival. None the less if no contraindications apply it would be reasonable for patients with melanoma to consider taking a daily aspirin.


Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Post-Diagnosis Aspirin Use and Overall Survival in Patients With Melanoma
J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Jan 06;[EPub Ahead of Print], S Rachidi, K Wallace, H Li, T Lautenschlaeger, Z Li