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URO TODAY: Statin use is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer diagnosis, a survey of nearly 2500 men found. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Cholesterol levels and prostate cancer definitely seem to be connected, a new study at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore has revealed. READ MORE>

Our study supports two prior ones suggesting that cholesterol influences risk of high-grade prostate cancer, and indirectly supports the hypothesis that cholesterol-lowering is a mechanism by which statins are protective.

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AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY: Can combination therapy with Celebrex and Lipitor effectively treat patients with early-stage prostate cancer? A new study at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) will explore that question.

Recent studies have shown that celecoxib and atrovastatin individually have effects on blocking nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB), the protein complex that, in many cases, can cause tumor cells to grow. By combining the two drugs, researchers will attempt to prevent tumor cells from growing and make them more sensitive to cancer-killing drugs. READ MORE>

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REUTERS:  Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may protect men against prostate cancer and other urological complaints.

A clinical study following 2447 men over 15 years found those taking statins were less likely to develop prostate cancer. Just 6% of men on statins were diagnosed with prostate cancer, with non-statin users three times more likely to develop the disease, Mayo Clinic researchers have reported at the American Urological Association meeting in Chicago.  READ MORE>

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