The anti-cancer potential of warfarin
New evidence suggests warfarin may protect against cancer, a finding that may have important implications for people who need anticoagulation.
A population-based 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, compared with people who did not 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 cancer and a 10%