Tag: Leiden University Medical Center

Statins are unlikely to prevent blood clots

Press release from PLOS Medicine Despite previous studies suggesting the contrary, statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) may not prevent blood clots (venous thrombo-embolism) in adults, according to a large analysis by international researchers published in this week’s PLOS Medicine. In 2009, an additional analysis of data from a randomized controlled […]

Cancer conflict with chemotherapy treatment – Chemotherapy gave no Survival advantage

Contact: Charlotte Webber press@biomedcentral.com 44-020-763-19980 BioMed Central Young women suffering from breast cancer do not necessarily benefit from chemotherapy treatment Women under the age of forty with breast cancer who are given drugs in addition to lumpectomies or radiotherapy, known as adjuvant chemotherapy, may not be benefiting from […]