Statin use and reduced cancer-related mortality

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    Abstract

    A reduction in the availability of cholesterol may limit the cellular proliferation required for cancer growth and metastasis. We tested the hypothesis that statin use begun before a cancer diagnosis is associated with reduced cancer-related mortality.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
    Volume367
    Issue number19
    Pages (from-to)1792-802
    Number of pages11
    ISSN0028-4793
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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