Statins, especially atorvastatin, may improve survival following brachytherapy for clinically localized prostate cancer.

@article{Moyad2006StatinsEA,
  title={Statins, especially atorvastatin, may improve survival following brachytherapy for clinically localized prostate cancer.},
  author={Mark A. Moyad and Gregory S. Merrick and Wayne M. Butler and Kent Wallner and Robert W. Galbreath and Earnest G Butler and Zachariah A. Allen and Edward Adamovich},
  journal={Urologic nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={298-303}
}
This is the largest and longest clinical study to date to examine statin usage and overall patient survival following clinically localized prostate cancer. In a retrospective examination of 938 consecutive patients with early-stage prostate cancer treated with brachytherapy, 191 patients were documented to be taking statin medications. The patients taking statin medications had significantly lower prostate-specific antigen values, percent positive biopsies, and prostate volume than those… CONTINUE READING

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