Simultaneous treatment with statins and aspirin reduces the risk of prostate cancer detection and tumorigenic properties in prostate cancer cell lines

M. Olivan, M. Rigau, E. Colás, M. Garcia, M. Montes, T. Sequeiros, L. Regis, A. Celma, J. Planas, J. Placer, J. Reventós, I. De Torres, A. Doll, J. Morote

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Abstract

© 2015 M. Olivan et al. Nowadays prostate cancer is the most common solid tumor in men from industrialized countries and the second leading cause of death. At the ages when PCa is usually diagnosed, mortality related to cardiovascular morbidity is high; therefore, men at risk for PCa frequently receive chronic lipid-lowering and antiplatelet treatment. The aim of this study was to analyze how chronic treatment with statins, aspirin, and their combination influenced the risk of PCa detection. The tumorigenic properties of these treatments were evaluated by proliferation, colony formation, invasion, and migration assays using different PCa cell lines, in order to assess how these treatments act at molecular level. The results showed that a combination of statins and aspirin enhances the effect of individual treatments and seems to reduce the risk of PCa detection (OR: 0.616 (95% CI: 0.467-0.812), P < 0.001). However, if treatments are maintained, aspirin (OR: 1.835 (95% CI: 1.068-3.155), P = 0.028) or the combination of both drugs (OR: 3.059 (95% CI: 1.894-4.939), P < 0.001) represents an increased risk of HGPCa. As observed at clinical level, these beneficial effects in vitro are enhanced when both treatments are administered simultaneously, suggesting that chronic, concomitant treatment with statins and aspirin has a protective effect on PCa incidence.
Original languageEnglish
Article number762178
JournalBioMed Research International
Volume2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2015

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