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Statins and cancer-related mortality: The final word?

KEY POINT

In Danish adults older than age 40 diagnosed with cancer, taking statins regularly prior to cancer diagnosis was associated with decreased cancer-related mortality over a 13-year period. However, notable study limitations existed.

SOURCES

Nielsen SF et al. Statin use and reduced cancer-related mortality. New Engl J Med. 2012;367:1792–1802.

Caporaso NE. Statins and cancer-related mortality—let’s work together [editorial]. New Engl J Med. 2012;367:1848–50. 

Klop C et al. Statin use and reduced cancer-related mortality [correspondence]. New Engl J Med. 2012;368:574–7.