Statin use and risk of pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis

@article{Cui2012StatinUA,
  title={Statin use and risk of pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis},
  author={Xudan Cui and Yue Xie and Min Chen and Jun Li and Xiaoming Liao and Jie Shen and Meng Shi and Wenjing Li and Hao-xuan Zheng and Bo Jiang},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={1099-1111}
}
  • Xudan Cui, Yue Xie, +7 authors Bo Jiang
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Cancer Causes & Control
  • PurposeStatins are commonly prescribed medications that potently reduce cholesterol levels and the risk of cardiovascular events. Preclinical studies suggested statins also possess cancer chemopreventive properties. However, the clinical studies provided contradictory results as to whether statins influence the risk of pancreatic cancer. Herein, we present this meta-analysis to assess the association between statin use and risk of pancreatic cancer.MethodsWe conducted a comprehensive search up… CONTINUE READING

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