Can cholesterol-lowering medicine make radiation more effective at curing prostate cancer?

Source: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology

10.30.2007

Patients with prostate cancer who receive high-dose radiation treatment and also take statin drugs commonly used to lower cholesterol have a 10 percent higher chance of being cured of their cancer at 10 years after diagnosis (76 percent), compared to those who don’t take these medications (66 percent), according to a study presented at a scientific session October 31, 2007, at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology’s 49th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

External Link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-10/asft-ccm10250...

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