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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 19:38

Study Provides Insights on Statins’ Link to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk Featured

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In a study of cancer‐free men followed for a median of seven years, statin use was associated with a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.

In the Cancer Medicine study, this association was observed only when statins had been used for a relatively long duration or at a high dose, and it was more pronounced for aggressive prostate tumors.
Among 13,065 men in the study, 2,976 were diagnosed with prostate cancer over a follow-up of up to 22 years.

“More strictly designed clinical trial studies are needed to replicate this finding,” said Kai Wang, first author, PhD, of Harvard University.

Source: Wiley

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Wang, K, Gerke, TA, Chen, X, Prosperi, M. Association of statin use with risk of Gleason score‐specific prostate cancer: A hospital‐based cohort study. Cancer Medicine. 2019; 00: 1– 9. .

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