Statin use and survival from lung cancer: a population-based cohort study.

@article{Cardwell2015StatinUA,
  title={Statin use and survival from lung cancer: a population-based cohort study.},
  author={Chris Cardwell and {\'U}na C Mc Menamin and Christopher Lee Hughes and Liam J. Murray},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={
          833-41
        }
}
BACKGROUND Preclinical evidence from lung cancer cell lines and animal models suggest that statins could have anticancer properties. We investigated whether statin users had reduced risk of cancer-specific mortality in a population-based cohort of lung cancer patients. METHODS Newly diagnosed lung cancer patients, from 1998 to 2009, were identified from English cancer registry data and linked to the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink, providing prescription records, and to Office of… CONTINUE READING
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