Statins and cancer prevention

@article{Demierre2005StatinsAC,
  title={Statins and cancer prevention},
  author={Marie France Demierre and Peter D. R. Higgins and Stephen B. Gruber and Ernest T. Hawk and Scott Michael Lippman},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={930-942}
}
Randomized controlled trials for preventing cardiovascular disease indicated that statins had provocative and unexpected benefits for reducing colorectal cancer and melanoma. These findings have led to the intensive study of statins in cancer prevention, including recent, large population-based studies showing statin-associated reductions in overall, colorectal and prostate cancer. Understanding the complex cellular effects (for example, on angiogenesis and inflammation) and the underlying… CONTINUE READING
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