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Statins do NOT increase cancer survival, may increase risk of death 7%
Sunday, October 14, 2018 8:47 am Email this article
Statins do not increase cancer survival as some studies have claimed.
When researchers eliminated biases from study designs, they found that there was no difference in cancer survival between statin users and non-users.
There was no difference in cancer survival between users and non-users (0% difference), but there was a 7% increased risk of dying overall in statin users versus non-users during the 3-year follow-up period, but this difference was not statistically significant.
Emilsson L, Garcia-Albeniz X, Logan RW, Caniglia EC, Kalager M, and Hernan MA. Examining Bias in Studies of Statin Treatment and Survival in Patients With Cancer. JAMA Oncol, 2017 Aug 20; online.
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