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Statin use and lung cancer risk in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: a population-based cohort study

Statin use and lung cancer risk in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: a population-based cohort study

Source : https://respiratory-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12931-020-01344-w?utm_source=other&utm_medium=other&utm_content=null&utm_campaign=BSCN_2_DD01_CN_bmcso_article_paid_XMOL

Patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at an increased risk of lung cancer. A common comorbidity of COPD is cardiovascular disease; as such, COPD patients often receive statins. This study sought to understand the association between statin exposure and lung cancer risk in a population-based cohort of COPD patients.