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Monday, 13 May 2019 19:27

Statins Linked to Lower Risk of Early Death in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Featured

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Use of statins before or after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer was linked with a lower risk of premature death, both from cancer and from other causes, in a Cancer Medicine analysis of published studies.


The meta-analysis included 14 studies involving 130,994 patients with colorectal cancer. Pre-diagnosis statin use was linked with a 15 percent lower risk of dying early from any cause and an 18 percent lower risk of dying from cancer. Post-diagnosis statin use was linked with a 14 percent lower risk of all-cause death and a 21 percent lower risk of cancer-specific death.

“Considering that statins are low-costed and wildly-used agents worldwide, we believe our updated meta-analysis can provide new insights into optimizing adjuvant treatment of colorectal cancer,” the authors wrote.


Source: Wiley
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Statin uses and mortality in colorectal cancer patients: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer Med. 2019; 00: 1– 9. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.2151

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