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Statins are commonly used for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia. The association between statin use and gastric cancer risk has been extensively assessed.1 2 Recently, a cohort study in UK conducted by Spence et al revealed that statin use after a diagnosis of gastric cancer was associated with a lower hazard of cancer-specific death (HR=0.83, 95% CI 0.74 to 0.93).3 This result was partially compatible with that of a cohort study in Republic of Korea showing that statin use for more than 6 months was associated with increased survival rate of gastric cancer compared with non-use (HR=0.168, 95% CI 0.032 to 0.881).4 In order to test the …
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