In the British Journal of Cancer this week, researchers at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research in the UK examine the differential effects statins have on the metastatic behavior of prostate cancer. They isolated bone marrow stroma from patients undergoing surgery for non-malignant prostate cancer and assessed the ability of prostate cancer cells to bind to the marrow stroma and form colonies while exposed to an array of different statins.

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