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2010-11-12 08:09:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Long-term use of statins is unlikely to substantially increase or decrease overall cancer risk, but was associated with lowering risk of melanoma, endometrial cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. "The lower risk of endometrial cancer and melanoma among long-term users has not been seen in most previous studies and was surprising," Eric J. Jacobs, Ph.D., strategic director of pharmacoepidemiology at the American Cancer Society, was quoted as saying. "The lower risk of...

2010-11-10 12:43:34

Researchers have further established that long-term use of statins is unlikely to substantially increase or decrease overall cancer risk, according to study results presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Nov. 7-10, 2010, in Philadelphia. Statins are a class of drugs commonly used in the United States to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. While study results to date have shown that short-term use of statins has...


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