Cholesterol-Reducing Drugs Could Help Fight Prostate Cancer
A study found a certain cholesterol-lowering molecule (RO 48-8071) helped reduce prostate cancer cell growth.By Newsy Staff | April 18, 2016
Drugs created to fight high cholesterol could also help against prostate cancer.
A study out of the University of Missouri found a certain cholesterol-lowering molecule (RO 48-8071) helped reduce prostate cancer cell growth — essentially causing the cancerous cells to die off.
One of the lead researchers said, "Often, cancer patients are treated with toxic chemotherapies. ... We focused on reducing the production of cholesterol in cancer cells, which could kill cancer cells and reduce the need for toxic chemotherapy."