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Kevin Dalby, Austin Cancer Specialist, Shares How Cholesterol-Lowering Statins May Also Cure Cancer

  Originally published on Statins are a commonly prescribed medication used for the purpose of managing high levels of cholesterol in the blood. Recent research suggests that they may have another crucial health advantage. Kevin Dalby, Austin  cancer specialist, and professor at the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas has been studying the mechanisms of cancer cell signaling to develop targeted therapeutics. As part of his duty to stay up-to-date on all cancer findings, Dr. Dalby recognizes that statins may be used to treat certain cancer types. Statins may do so by impeding the action of a protein called p53, a mutation of which is implicated in tumor growth. Kevin Dalby goes into further detail below. Diving Deeper into Statins Statins are a group of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved drugs that include atorvastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin, pravastatin, pitavastatin, rosuvastatin, mevastatin, cerivastatin, and fluvastatin. This type of medic