Medical News Summary: Celecoxib no longer allowed to be used as a cancer treatment


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About: Celecoxib no longer allowed to be used as a cancer treatment
Date: 18 December 2004
Source: New Kerala
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by New Kerala): The NIH has stopped the use of celecoxib a Cox-2 inhibitor as a cancer treatment after the Data Safety and Monitoring Board reported a 2 and a half time increase in risk of cardiovascular events.
URL: http://www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=48677
Related Disease Topics: Cancer, Cardiovascular disease, Heart attack

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