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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs Linked to Risk of Skin Cancer

A new U.S. study suggests that some drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Crohn’s disease, such as Imuran and Azasan, could increase the risk of skin cancer in patients. This follows a study released last week from French researchers that found the medications, known as thiopurine drugs, could increase the risk of cancer from viral infection.…