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

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:01 am EDT
"More strictly designed clinical trial studies are needed to replicate this finding"

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.

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Link to Study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cam4.2500

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