Combining statins with chemotherapy doesn’t extend survival in lung cancer

Anne Li                                                                                                March 4th, 2017


Taking cholesterol-lowering statins doesn’t benefit lung cancer patients when used alongside chemotherapy, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK. Previous studies have said statins could play a role in preventing cancer, as well as extending survival in patients with several common cancers, including lung cancer. But a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, from Imperial College London and University College London (UCL) scientists, shows the drugs have no positive effect as a treatment for patients with small cell lung cancer. The trial included 846 patients from 91 hospitals in the UK, who were monitored for two years, making it the largest randomised trial of statin treatment in cancer patients to date.


See original article at: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-03-03-combining-statins-with-chemotherapy-doesnt-extend-survival-in-lung-cancer

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