The anti-cancer potential of warfarin

It appears to be particularly protective for AF patients

New evidence suggests warfarin may protect against cancer, a finding that may have important implications for people who need anticoagulation. 

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An observational study of more than 1.2 million people shows a “remarkable association” between warfarin use and lower cancer incidence.

The researchers found warfarin users had a 16% reduced risk of all cancers after a minimum two year interval, compared with people who didn't use the drug.

Looking at organ-specific sites, warfarin use was linked with a 31% reduced risk of prostate cancer, a 20% reduced risk of lung

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