Oesophageal cancer: does statin use help after diagnosis?

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  • Statin use may reduce oesophageal cancer-specific mortality after diagnosis, but the quality of evidence is low.

Why this matters

  • Evidence from cell lines and animal models suggest that statin has anti-tumour properties.
  • Statins inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis in o...