31 January 2013 To ASPREE participants and interested parties Recently you may have heard press reports that suggested aspirin might worsen an infrequent type of the eye disease called age – related macular degeneration or AMD. This is a condition of the eyes that in advanced cases causes severe vision loss. We write to reassure…Details
PRESS RELEASE Melbourne, January 23 2013 – Professor John McNeil, Head of Monash University’s Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and Lead Investigator of the ASPREE trial (pictured left) responds to the recent JAMA article study linking regular Aspirin Use and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): “The relationship between aspirin and AMD is complex and is…Details
ASPREE Principal Investigator, Professor John McNeil speaks to the Australian Ageing Agenda about the ASPREE study and the mixed messages about aspirin… “Professor McNeil said because aspirin is the most widely used drug in the world, there was a lot of media reporting of research related to a wide range of different effects associated with it.…Details
Outstanding GP support from regional GPs Local Wonthaggi girl, Dr Sharyn Fitzgerald recently travelled back to her home town to present plaques of appreciation to medical centres on behalf of a world-first international research study. More than 100 healthy people aged 70 and over from the Wonthaggi region have enrolled in the ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing…Details
Manningham locals participate in Australia’s largest ever disease prevention trial The ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) study – the largest ever disease prevention aspirin trial to take place in Australia – is celebrating the participation of 250 Manningham residents who have signed up to the trial. The study will test whether taking…Details
Have you seen the ASPREE Community Service Announcement with Sir Gus Nossal? We are delighted to have the support of such a high profile and highly respected researcher.
ASPREE would like to sincerely thank Gus Nossal and Australian TV networks for airing this CSA.
New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that aspirin may block the growth of colorectal tumours that were known to have a specific gene mutation. Researchers affiliated with the Harvard Medical School reported that aspirin was associated with a prolonged life of patients with tumours that carried the mutated PIK3CA…Details
Leading cancer expert says recent study adds further support for a randomised clinical trial of aspirin for cancer prevention. New research published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, showed regular aspirin may decrease the risk of ovarian cancer. Ovarian Cancer is the ninth most…Details
Federal Minister launches ASPREE in Adelaide The Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing described the ASPREE study as an incredibly important piece of medical research during the official opening of the new clinical centre in Adelaide on September 21, 2012. He said the ASPREE study ticked a number of boxes: it addressed…Details
Humble hero or hidden villain? The ongoing story of aspirin’s powers. by Professor Andrew Tonkin The humble aspirin has a remarkable history dating back to ancient Egyptian times when the bark of weeping willow (which contains salicin from which the aspirin formulation is derived) was found to have anti-inflammatory properties. And Hippocrates wrote about the…Details