Statin use and risk of breast cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Cancer, Volume 112, Issue 1, p.27-33 (2008)

Keywords:

2008, Body Mass Index, Breast Neoplasms, Case-Control Studies, Female, Humans, Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors, Incidence, Menopause, Middle Aged, Public Health Sciences Division, Reproductive History, Risk Factors

Abstract:

Findings that statins inhibited the proliferation of breast cancer cells in vitro and in rodents have raised interest in whether the use of statins might decrease a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. We analyzed data from a population-based case-control study to evaluate the association between the use of statins and breast cancer risk.