Items Tagged ‘statins’

May 13th, 2015

Statin Drugs Can Delay Prostate Cancer in Patients Receiving Androgen Deprivation Therapy, Study Shows

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Men who went on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs when they began androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer had a longer time in which their disease was under control than did men who didn’t take statins, a clinical trial led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators shows. In a study published online by JAMA Oncology, the researchers report that […]

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Tags: adt, androgen therapy, clinical trial, News, Prostate Cancer, SLCO2B1, statins


August 26th, 2014

Doctors find that Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs may Improve Survival From Colon Cancer

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According to a new U.K. study, statins, which are widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, appear to improve colon cancer survival.  The study found that overall, colon cancer patients who took statins such as Lipitor and Zocor had a 29 percent lower risk of dying from their cancer compared to non-users.(1) According to estimates from the American Cancer […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Stage IV (D)/Relapsed Colon Cancer, statins