Statins boost cancer survival

People survive longer with cancer if they are taking statins at the time of diagnosis, a large study suggests.

The study of 300,000 middle-aged Danish cancer patients found those taking statins at the time of their diagnosis were 15% less likely to die from cancer, or any cause, over the next 2-14 years.

This was compared to their peers who had never used statins.

Writing Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers said reducing cholesterol could also inhibit the proliferation and