Is Beta-Blocker Use Beneficial in Breast Cancer? A Meta-Analysis

  title={Is Beta-Blocker Use Beneficial in Breast Cancer? A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Hyun Yul Kim and Younglae Jung and Sang Hyup Lee and Hyuk Jae Jung and Kyoungjune Pak},
  pages={264 - 268}
Objective: Preclinical studies have proved that beta-blocking agents inhibit several pathways for breast cancer progression and metastasis. We aimed to evaluate the association between beta-blocker use and prognosis of breast cancer. Methods: A systematic search for studies from MEDLINE and EMBASE (inception to March 2014) was performed using the keywords “breast cancer” and “beta-blocker.” In 2 groups of breast cancer patients (beta-blocker users and non-beta-blocker users), overall deaths… 

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