Statins Reduce Risk of Mortality in Multiple Myeloma

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Statins Reduce Risk of Mortality in Multiple Myeloma
Statins Reduce Risk of Mortality in Multiple Myeloma

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Statin therapy is associated with reduced risk of all-cause and multiple myeloma (MM)-specific mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Kristen Marie Sanfilippo, M.D., M.P.H.S., from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues identified patients diagnosed with MM between 1999 and 2013 from the Veterans Administration Central Cancer Registry. Statin use was defined as the presence of any prescription for a statin within three months before or any time after MM diagnosis, and its association with mortality was assessed. Data were included for 4,957 patients, of whom 2,294 received statin therapy.

The researchers found that there was a 21 percent decrease in all-cause mortality associated with statin use, as well as a 24 percent decrease in MM-specific mortality. Across all sensitivity analyses, the correlation remained significant. Statin use was also associated with a 31 percent reduced risk of developing a skeletal-related event.

"Our findings suggest a potential role for statin therapy in patients with MM," the authors write. "The putative benefit of statin therapy in MM should be corroborated in prospective studies."

One author disclosed financial ties to pharmaceutical companies.

Abstract
Full Text

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


More in Home

FDA Approves First Drug for Rare Form of Rickets

FDA Approves First Drug for Rare Form of ...

Crysvita approved for adults and children ages 1 year and older with x-linked hypophosphatemia

High FGF-23 Linked to Recurrent Cardiac Events After ACS

High FGF-23 Linked to Recurrent Cardiac Events After ...

FGF-23 in top quartile independently linked to greater risk of CV death, heart failure hospitalization

Medical Cannabis Not Recommended for Sleep Apnea

Medical Cannabis Not Recommended for Sleep Apnea

American Academy of Sleep Medicine says evidence insufficient to recommend cannabis for apnea

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »