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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340513/mendelian-randomisation-implicates-hyperlipidaemia-as-a-risk-factor-for-colorectal-cancer
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Henry Rodriguez-Broadbent, Philip J Law, Amit Sud, Kimmo Palin, Sari Tuupanen, Alexandra Gylfe, Ulrika A Hänninen, Tatiana Cajuso, Tomas Tanskanen, Johanna Kondelin, Eevi Kaasinen, Antti-Pekka Sarin, Samuli Ripatti, Johan G Eriksson, Harri Rissanen, Paul Knekt, Eero Pukkala, Pekka Jousilahti, Veikko Salomaa, Aarno Palotie, Laura Renkonen-Sinisalo, Anna Lepistö, Jan Böhm, Jukka-Pekka Mecklin, Nada A Al-Tassan, Claire Palles, Lynn Martin, Ella Barclay, Susan M Farrington, Maria N Timofeeva, Brian F Meyer, Salma M Wakil, Harry Campbell, Christopher G Smith, Shelley Idziaszczyk, Timothy S Maughan, Richard Kaplan, Rachel Kerr, David Kerr, Michael N Passarelli, Jane C Figueiredo, Daniel D Buchanan, Aung K Win, John L Hopper, Mark A Jenkins, Noralane M Lindor, Polly A Newcomb, Steven Gallinger, David Conti, Fred Schumacher, Graham Casey, Lauri A Aaltonen, Jeremy P Cheadle, Ian P Tomlinson, Malcolm G Dunlop, Richard S Houlston
While elevated blood cholesterol has been associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in observational studies, causality is uncertain. Here we apply a Mendelian randomisation (MR) analysis to examine the potential causal relationship between lipid traits and CRC risk. We used single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with blood levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) as instrumental variables (IV). We calculated MR estimates for each risk factor with CRC using SNP-CRC associations from 9,254 cases and 18,386 controls...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338891/associations-of-statin-use-with-colorectal-cancer-recurrence-and-mortality-in-a-danish-cohort
#2
Timothy L Lash, Anders H Riis, Eva B Ostenfeld, Rune Erichsen, Mogens Vyberg, Thomas P Ahern, Ole Thorlacius-Ussing
In earlier studies of the influence of hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (also known as statins) on colorectal cancer prognosis, investigators reported a reduced rate of cancer-specific mortality. Studies of recurrence are few and small. Using data from Danish registries, we followed 21,152 patients diagnosed with stage I-III colorectal cancer from 2001 to 2011. We estimated the association between statin use in the preceding year and cancer recurrence, cancer-specific mortality, and all-cause mortality rates...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338879/evidence-for-detection-bias-by-medication-use-in-a-cohort-study-of-breast-cancer-survivors
#3
Heidi S Wirtz, Gregory S Calip, Diana S M Buist, Julie R Gralow, William E Barlow, Shelly Gray, Denise M Boudreau
In previous studies, we found modestly decreased and increased risks of second breast cancer events with the use of statins and antibiotics, respectively, after adjustment for surveillance mammography. We evaluated detection bias by comparing receipt of surveillance mammography among users of these 2 disparate classes of medication. Adult women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer during 1990-2008 (n = 3,965) while enrolled in an integrated health-care plan (Group Health Cooperative; Washington State) were followed for up to 10 years in the Commonly Used Medications and Breast Cancer Outcomes (COMBO) Study...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325263/lipid-metabolism-and-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
María Merino Salvador, Marta Gómez de Cedrón, Juan Merino Rubio, Sandra Falagán Martínez, Ruth Sánchez Martínez, Enrique Casado, Ana Ramírez de Molina, María Sereno
Lung cancer is currently one of the most serious health issues in developed and developing countries. There are multiple available treatment options; however survival still remains very poor. Despite metabolism alteration being one of the hallmarks described in human cancer, lipid metabolism disorders are less known. They are recently becoming more important in this setting and therefore achieving a deeper knowledge might be helpful to obtain new strategies to accurate diagnosis, estimate prognosis, and develop therapeutic agents based on bioactive compounds such as cerulenin, SCD1, ACLY inhibitors, statins, polyphenolic compounds, etc...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314317/statins-protect-against-acute-rt-related-rectal-toxicity-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-an-observational-prospective-study
#5
Isabella Palumbo, Fabio Matrone, Giampaolo Montesi, Rita Bellavita, Marco Lupattelli, Simonetta Saldi, Alessandro Frattegiani, Eleonora Arena, Cristina Mariucci, Lorenzo Falcinelli, Vittorio Bini, Cynthia Aristei
AIM: To analyze risk factors for acute rectal toxicity during hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 195 patients received 74.25 Gy in 33 fractions to the prostate and, if involved, to the seminal vescicles (SV). When the risk of SV involvement was >15% according to the Roach's formula, they received 62 Gy in 33 fractions. Overall, 107/195 patients (54.87%) received hormonal therapy (luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogue, anti-androgen, or both)...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300827/simvastatin-and-atorvastatin-inhibit-dna-replication-licensing-factor-mcm7-and-effectively-suppress-rb-deficient-tumors-growth
#6
Juan Li, Jie Liu, Zheyong Liang, Fang He, Lu Yang, Pingping Li, Yina Jiang, Bo Wang, Can Zhou, Yaochun Wang, Yu Ren, Jin Yang, Jianmin Zhang, Zhijun Luo, Cyrus Vaziri, Peijun Liu
Loss or dysfunction of tumor suppressor retinoblastoma (RB) is a common feature in various tumors, and contributes to cancer cell stemness and drug resistance to cancer therapy. However, the strategy to suppress or eliminate Rb-deficient tumor cells remains unclear. In the present study, we accidentally found that reduction of DNA replication licensing factor MCM7 induced more apoptosis in RB-deficient tumor cells than in control tumor cells. Moreover, after a drug screening and further studies, we demonstrated that statin drug Simvastatin and Atorvastatin were able to inhibit MCM7 and RB expressions...
March 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296186/changes-in-periprostatic-adipose-tissue-induced-by-5%C3%AE-reductase-inhibitors
#7
D Taussky, M Barkati, S Campeau, K Zerouali, A Nadiri, F Saad, G Delouya
There is increasing interest in periprostatic fat and its influence on prostate cancer aggressiveness. In vitro data suggest that adipose stromal/stem cells (ASCs) can increase production of cytokines and growth factors resulting in invasive growth and metastasis in prostate cancer. The objective of the study was to determine the interaction between 5α-reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) and periprostatic adipose tissue (PPAT) and factors of prostate cancer aggressiveness. In this retrospective study, we identified 61 patients treated with 5ARIs for a period of ≥12 months before undergoing radiation therapy (brachytherapy or external beam radiotherapy)...
March 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295777/can-ldl-cholesterol-be-too-low-possible-risks-of-extremely-low-levels
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Anders G Olsson, Bo Angelin, Gerd Assmann, Christoph J Binder, Ingemar Björkhem, Angel Cedazo-Minguez, Jonathan Cohen, Arnold von Eckardstein, Eduardo Farinaro, Dirk Müller-Wieland, Klaus G Parhofer, Paolo Parini, Robert S Rosenson, Jakob Starup-Linde, Matti J Tikkanen, Laurent Yvan-Charvet
Following the continuous accumulation of evidence supporting the beneficial role of reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels in the treatment and prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and its complications, therapeutic possibilities now exist to lower LDL-C to very low levels, similar to or even lower than those seen in newborns and nonhuman species. In addition to the important task of evaluating potential side-effects of such treatments, the question arises whether extremely low LDL-C levels per se may provoke adverse effects in humans...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295364/melanoma-chemoprevention-current-status-and-future-prospects
#9
Gagan Chhabra, Mary Ann Ndiaye, Liz Mariely Garcia-Peterson, Nihal Ahmad
The incidence of skin cancers, both non-melanoma as well as melanoma, are increasing in the United States. The ultraviolet radiation, mainly from sun, is considered the major cause for these neoplasms. While non-melanoma skin cancers are far more numerous, melanoma remains the most challenging. This is because melanoma can become extremely aggressive and its incidence is increasing worldwide due to lack of effective early detection, as well as disease recurrence, following both surgery and chemotherapy. Therefore, in addition to better treatment options, newer means are required to prevent melanomas from developing...
March 15, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291866/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-achieving-very-low-levels-of-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-a-prespecified-analysis-of-the-improve-it-trial
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Robert P Giugliano, Stephen D Wiviott, Michael A Blazing, Gaetano M De Ferrari, Jeong-Gun Park, Sabina A Murphy, Jennifer A White, Andrew M Tershakovec, Christopher P Cannon, Eugene Braunwald
Importance: In the Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial, intensive low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)-reducing therapy with ezetimibe/simvastatin compared with simvastatin alone was associated with a significant reduction in cardiovascular events in 18 144 patients after acute coronary syndrome. The safety of very low LDL-C levels over the long-term is unknown. Objective: To assess the safety and clinical efficacy of achieving a very low (<30 mg/dL) level of LDL-C at 1 month using data from the Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial...
March 14, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287359/opioid-prescribing-patterns-and-costs-in-a-large-group-of-patients-in-colombia
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Jorge Enrique Machado-Alba, Andres Gaviria-Mendoza, Camila A Vargas-Mosquera, Andrés Felipe Gil-Restrepo, Luis C Romero-Zapata
The potential for development of tolerance and dependence and the risk of side effects of opioids make it necessary to monitor their prescribing patterns in order to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with their continued use. The objective of this study was to determine prescription patterns of opioid medication in a group of patients through a cross-sectional study on a population database of 3.5 million people. Patients with three months of continuous opioid use were identified. Pharmacological, co-medication and cost variables were analyzed...
March 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281972/a-randomized-controlled-open-label-pilot-study-of-simvastatin-addition-to-whole-brain-radiation-therapy-in-patients-with-brain-metastases
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Manal El-Hamamsy, Hesham Elwakil, Amr S Saad, May A Shawki
Statins have been reported to have a potential radiosensitizing effect that has not been evaluated in clinical trials. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of simvastatin in addition to whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) in patients with brain metastases (BM). A prospective randomized, controlled, open-label pilot study was conducted on 50 Egyptian patients with BM who were randomly assigned to receive 30-Gy WBRT (control group: 25 patients) or 30 Gy WBRT + simvastatin 80 mg/day for the WBRT period (simvastatin group: 25 patients)...
October 27, 2016: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278516/comment-on-statin-use-and-all-cancer-survival-prospective-results-from-the-women-s-health-initiative
#13
Uffe Ravnskov
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276528/variability-in-statin-induced-changes-in-gene-expression-profiles-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Helena Gbelcová, Silvie Rimpelová, Tomáš Ruml, Marie Fenclová, Vítek Kosek, Jana Hajšlová, Hynek Strnad, Michal Kolář, Libor Vítek
Statins, besides being powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs, also exert potent anti-proliferative activities. However, their anti-cancer efficacy differs among the individual statins. Thus, the aim of this study was to identify the biological pathways affected by individual statins in an in vitro model of human pancreatic cancer. The study was performed on a human pancreatic cancer cell line MiaPaCa-2, exposed to all commercially available statins (12 μM, 24 h exposure). DNA microarray analysis was used to determine changes in the gene expression of treated cells...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271498/statins-anticancer-targeted-delivery-systems-re-purposing-an-old-molecule
#15
REVIEW
Sally Safwat, Rania A Ishak, Rania M Hathout, Nahed D Mortada
OBJECTIVES: Exploring the use of statins as anticancer agents and exploiting different drug delivery systems in targeting these molecules to cancerous sites. Literature review was performed to investigate the use of statins in cancer treatment in one hand, and the different pharmaceutical approaches to deliver and target these drugs to their site of action. KEY FINDINGS: Statins were used for decades as antihypercholestrolemic drugs but recently have been proven potential for broad anticancer activities...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263720/simvastatin-down-regulates-differential-genetic-profiles-produced-by-organochlorine-mixtures-in-primary-breast-cell-hmec
#16
Javier Rivero, Luis Alberto Henríquez-Hernández, Luis D Boada, Jose Pestano, Octavio P Luzardo, María Camacho, Manuel Zumbado, Pilar F Valerón
Women all over the world are exposed to an unavoidable contamination by organochlorine pesticides and other chemical pollutants. Many of them are considered as xenoestrogens and have been associated with the development and progression of breast cancer. We have demonstrated that the most prevalent pesticide mixtures found in healthy women and in women diagnosed with breast cancer modulates the gene expression in human epithelial mammary cells. Statins are well-known cholesterol-depleting agents acting as inhibitors of cholesterol synthesis...
March 2, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257284/pharmacogenomics-and-tailored-polypharmacy-an-80-year-old-lady-with-rosuvastatin-associated-rhabdomyolysis-and-maprotiline-related-ogilvie-s-syndrome%C3%A2
#17
Katherina B Sreter, Blazenka Barisic, Sanja Popovic-Grle
What is known and objectives: Multiple adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are expected, and thus should be prevented in the elderly comorbid patient on polypharmacy. Rosuvastatin is commonly prescribed for the treatment and prevention of atherosclerotic diseases, and in rare cases, is associated with rhabdomyolysis. Maprotiline is a tetracyclic antidepressant, infrequently used in the United States, but seemingly more broadly in European countries. Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome) caused by maprotiline has thus far, to our knowledge, not yet been described in the literature...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240967/multicenter-phase-iii-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-pravastatin-added-to-first-line-standard-chemotherapy-in-small-cell-lung-cancer-lungstar
#18
Michael J Seckl, Christian H Ottensmeier, Michael Cullen, Peter Schmid, Yenting Ngai, Dakshinamoorthy Muthukumar, Joyce Thompson, Susan Harden, Gary Middleton, Kate M Fife, Barbara Crosse, Paul Taylor, Stephen Nash, Allan Hackshaw
Purpose Treating small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) remains a therapeutic challenge. Experimental studies show that statins exert additive effects with agents, such as cisplatin, to impair tumor growth, and observational studies suggest that statins combined with anticancer therapies delay relapse and prolong life in several cancer types. To our knowledge, we report the first large, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial of a statin with standard-of-care for patients with cancer, specifically SCLC. Patients and Methods Patients with confirmed SCLC (limited or extensive disease) and performance status 0 to 3 were randomly assigned to receive daily pravastatin 40 mg or placebo, combined with up to six cycles of etoposide plus cisplatin or carboplatin every 3 weeks, until disease progression or intolerable toxicity...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239505/statins-and-metformin-use-is-associated-with-lower-psa-levels-in-prostate-cancer-patients-presenting-for-radiation-therapy
#19
Xiaonan Liu, Jing Li, Steven E Schild, Michael H Schild, William Wong, Sujay Vora, Michael G Herman, Mirek Fatyga
BACKGROUND: A possible association between the level of prostate specific antigen (PSA) and the use of some commonly prescribed medications has been reported in recent studies. Most of these studies were carried out in general populations of men who were screened for prostate cancer using the PSA test. We reported on the association between the initial PSA level and the use of statins, metformin and alpha-blockers in patients who were diagnosed with prostate cancer and presented for radiation therapy...
February 2017: Journal of Cancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228619/a-case-of-anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-a-reductase-antibody-positive-paraneoplastic-necrotizing-myopathy-associated-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-that-responded-to-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy
#20
Tomohisa Yamaguchi, Akiko Matsunaga, Masamichi Ikawa, Norimichi Shirafuji, Ichizo Nishino, Tadanori Hamano
A 49-year-old woman presented with progressive muscle weakness of the limbs and dysphagia. Her past and family medical history were unremarkable and she did not take statins or any other medications. Laboratory tests showed that serum levels of creatine kinase were elevated (13,565 IU/l) and anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR) antibodies were detected in the serum. Other autoantibodies to the nuclear (ANA), RNP, aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (ARS), and signal recognition particle (SRP) were negative...
February 22, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
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