Prospective Analysis of Association between Statin Use and Breast Cancer Risk in the Women's Health Initiative.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, Volume 22, Issue 10, p.1868-76 (2013)

Keywords:

2013, Public Health Sciences Division, September 2013

Abstract:

Statins are a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs that affect many intracellular pathways that may have implications for chemoprevention against cancer. Epidemiologic data on statins and breast cancer are conflicting. We analyzed updated data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) to assess the relationship between statins and breast cancer risk.