Statins

Statins May Be Effective Against Metastatic Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Statins could be an effective agent for the treatment of patients with metastatic small cell lung cancer.

New ACC/AHA guidelines deemed better for identifying statin candidates

New ACC/AHA guidelines deemed better for identifying statin candidates

New guidelines released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) would have 13 million more Americans taking the cholesterol drugs, experts say.

Patients with prostate cancer receiving hormone therapy may benefit from statins

Patients with prostate cancer receiving hormone therapy may benefit from statins

Statin use may slow prostate cancer progression in patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy, but more trials are needed to confirm benefits, researchers say.

Statin use associated with improved lung cancer survival

Statin use associated with improved lung cancer survival

The use of statins for a year before a diagnosis of lung cancer is associated with a lower risk of cancer-specific mortality, but more research is needed.

Statin use inversely linked to risk of pancreatic cancer

Statin use inversely linked to risk of pancreatic cancer

Risk reduction appears sex specific, with significant reduction seen for men, but not women.

Statins may slow prostate cancer progression

Statins may slow prostate cancer progression

Findings among men taking a statin alongside androgen deprivation therapy showed additional months of progression-free survival.

Statin hyporesponders may have blocked arteries

Statin hyporesponders may have blocked arteries

Low density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad cholesterol," stays the same or increases after taking statin medications.

Laboratory research reveals how statins inhibit metastasis of some cancers

Laboratory research reveals how statins inhibit metastasis of some cancers

Clinical trials on the use of statins as an anticancer drug have yielded mixed results.

Statins may lower progression risk for renal cancer

Statins may lower progression risk for renal cancer

Use of statins is associated with a reduced risk of progression of localized renal cell carcinoma, according to research.

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