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Date:11/4/2009

pidemiology at the American Cancer Society. Jacobs, who wrote an accompanying editorial in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention issue. He said a randomized trial among men without prostate cancer would need to be very large and might not be feasible.

"One possibility, however, would be a randomized trial among early stage prostate cancer patients opting for surveillance rather than immediate treatment, to see if statins could lower risk of prostate cancer progression," Jacobs said.

The AACR hosted a press briefing on this research on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.

The following experts participated in this press briefing:

Timothy Rebbeck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania
Editor-in-Chief
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

Elizabeth Platz, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Co-Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins University

Demetrius Albanes, M.D.
Senior Investigator
National Cancer Institute

Eric Jacobs, Ph.D.
Strategic Director, Pharmacoepidemiology
American Cancer Society

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Read the full studies and accompanying editorial:

Platz et al. Cholesterol and High Grade Prostate Cancer

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