Statins may reduce pediatric medulloblastoma tumor growth
from HemOnc Today
Cholesterol may be required for medulloblastoma tumors to grow, study results showed. This finding suggests statins may be an effective therapy, according to researchers in the laboratory of Zeng-jie Yang, MD, PhD, associate professor in the cancer biology program at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Prior research suggested that drug resistance and safety signals are common with medulloblastoma treatments. However, this study revealed that statins inhibit medulloblastoma growth.
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