Statins Benefit ADT-Treated Prostate Cancer Patients | Cancer Network

Prostate cancer patients starting treatment with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) who were already taking cholesterol-lowering statins had a 10-month prolonged time to cancer progression compared with patients who were not on statins, according to the results of a new study published in JAMA Oncology. – See more at: Statins Benefit ADT-Treated Prostate Cancer Patients | Cancer Network.

This study reported men starting on hormonal therapy who already were taking statin therapy for high cholesterol had better results than men not taking statins.

There have been many studies that show that taking statins help reduce the risk of prostate cancer recurrence.

I encourage patients that have borderline high cholesterol to speak to their primary care doctors about starting on statin therapy.

Statins During Radiotherapy for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Improve Outcomes – Renal and Urology News

Statins During Radiotherapy for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Improve Outcomes

via Statins During Radiotherapy for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Improve Outcomes – Renal and Urology News.

Statins are medicines that are taken to lower cholesterol.  Many studies have shown they are beneficial in preventing heart disease and many diseases.  Some experts believe that these medicines help prevent prostate  cancer and this study shows that patients with HIGH risk prostate cancer receiving radiation therapy had a better result when they were on statins.

 

Statins make radiation more effective at curing prostate cancer, study suggests

Statins Make Radiation More Effective at Curing Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Mar. 25, 2011) — Men with high-risk prostate cancer who take statin drugs commonly used to lower cholesterol while receiving radiation therapy are less likely to have their cancer return than patients who do not take these medications, according to a study published in the March issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics, an official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

via Statins make radiation more effective at curing prostate cancer, study suggests.

Statins are a class of cholesterol lowering medicines that have been shown to prevent many diseases including heart disease.

There have been studies that show a benefit in prostate cancer prevention and recurrence rates.

A friend of mine, and in my opinion the world’s leading authority on clinical applications of supplements and medicines for prostate cancer prevention, Dr. Mark Moyad, is in the process at looking at statins in patients on active surveillance for prostate cancer to see if it will slow the progression of disease in these patients.

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