Beta-Blocker Drug Use and Survival among Patients with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.

@article{Udumyan2017BetaBlockerDU,
  title={Beta-Blocker Drug Use and Survival among Patients with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.},
  author={Ruzan Udumyan and Scott M. Montgomery and Fang Fang and Henrik Almroth and Unnur Anna Valdimarsd{\'o}ttir and Anders Ekbom and Karin E Smedby and Katja Fall},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={2017},
  volume={77 13},
  pages={3700-3707}
}
Preclinical studies have suggested that β-adrenergic signaling is involved in pancreatic cancer progression. Prompted by such studies, we investigated an association between beta-blocker drug use with improved cancer-specific survival in a large, general population-based cohort of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). All patients diagnosed with a first primary PDAC in Sweden between 2006 and 2009 were identified through the Swedish Cancer Register (n = 2,394). We obtained… CONTINUE READING
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