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CHOLESTEROL DRUGS MIGHT HELP CURB 'HIGH-RISK' PROSTATE CANCERS

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs[1] that many men with prostate cancer[2] might already be taking -- cholesterol[3]-lowering statins[4] -- may help extend their survival if they have a "high-risk" form of the disease, new research suggests.

High-risk patients include men with high blood levels of prostate specific antigen[5] (PSA) and a "Gleason score[6]" of 8 or more. Gleason scores are a calculation used to gauge prognosis in prostate cancer[7]. Men with a high Gleason score[8] may develop difficult-to-treat cancers[9].

Prior research had suggested that

News source: MedicineNet

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