Tag Archives: Preventing Colorectal Cancer

National polyp prevention trial needs participants

  Do cholesterol-lowering drugs help prevent CRC? You might be able to help answer that question. A national research project needs people who have been treated for early-stage (stage I or II) colorectal cancer in the past year. There have been tantalizing hints that cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) might help prevent the growth of precancerous (adenomatous) polyps and/or recurrent colorectal cancer. Millions of Americans already take these statins to protect against heart attacks. We also know that people who have had early-stage colorectal cancer have up to a 50% chance of developing new polyps within 3 years. Some studies have shown that people who had taken statins had lower rates of