Statins reduce the risk of lung cancer in humans: a large case-control study of US veterans.

@article{Khurana2007StatinsRT,
  title={Statins reduce the risk of lung cancer in humans: a large case-control study of US veterans.},
  author={Vikas Khurana and Hanmanth R Bejjanki and Gloria S Caldito and Michael W. Owens},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2007},
  volume={131 5},
  pages={1282-8}
}
BACKGROUND Statins are commonly used cholesterol-lowering agents that are noted to suppress tumor cell growth in several in vitro and animal models. METHODS We studied the association of lung cancer and the use of statins in patients enrolled in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System. A retrospective case-control study nested in a cohort study was conducted using prospectively collected data from the Veterans Integrated Service Networks 16 VA database from 1998 to 2004. We analyzed data… CONTINUE READING