Statin use and fatal prostate cancer
Cancer,  Clinical Article

Marcella SW et al. – Statin use was associated with substantial protection against prostate cancer death, adding to the epidemiologic evidence for an inhibitory effect on prostate cancer.

Methods
  • This was a matched case-control study.
  • Cases were residents of New Jersey ages 55 to 79years who died from prostate cancer between 1997 and 2000.
  • The cases were matched individually to population-based controls by 5-year age group and race.
  • Medication data were obtained identically for cases and controls from blinded medical chart review.
  • Conditional logistic regression was used to adjust for confounders.

Results
  • In total, 718 cases were identified, and cooperation was obtained from 77% of their spouses (N=553).
  • After a review of medical records, 387 men were eligible, and 380 were matched to a control.
  • The unadjusted odds ratio was 0.49 (95% confidence interval, 0.34-0.70) and decreased to 0.37 (P<.0001) after adjusting for education, waist size, body mass index, comorbidities, and antihypertensive medication.
  • There was little difference between lipophilic and hydrophilic statins, but more risk reduction was noted for high-potency statins (73%; P<.0001) compared with low-potency statins (31%; P=.32).

Please login or register to follow this author.
Are you sure you want to Unfollow this Author?
► Click here to access PubMed, Publisher and related articles...

Your Unread Messages in Family Medicine

See All >> Messages include industry-sponsored communications and special communications from MDLinx

Most Popular Family Medicine Articles

Indexed Journals in Family Medicine: American Family Physician, Archives of Family Med, Annals of Family Medmore

Register now to view all the MDLinx contents (FREE)!

  • Stay current on the latest literature, research and clinical news
  • Get special communications and offers from MDLinx and our sponsors
  • Receive invitations to paid market research
View Samples and Register

Connect with us, stay current.

Receive the latest mecial news
updates for free via email

Sign up!

Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest news in your specialty automatically added to your newsreader or your personal My Yahoo!, Google, My MSN or My AOL page. Learn More

Close