7.11.18. Possible New Therapy for Breast Cancer Metastasis
A research study at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, USA, has shown that statins can block the development and growth of aggressive chemo-resistant metastases in breast cancer patients.
Statins are used to lower cholesterol in the blood and have very low toxicity. These drugs are well tolerated and research suggests they could be repurposed to delay the emergence of chemotherapy resistant metastatic cancer cells which can lie dormant after initial breast cancer treatment.

British Journal of Cancer Translational Therapeutics.
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Breast and Ovarian Cancer Programme