Statin use and risk of breast cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


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


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


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.