2 drugs may help control prostate cancer

April 14, 2008 2:26:57 PM PDT
Two widely used drugs -- one lowers cholesterol and the other is an anti-inflammatory -- may be useful in controlling prostate cancer.

New research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting finds that the painkiller Celebrex and the statin drug Lipitor, when used together or alone, can stop early prostate cancer before it becomes deadly.

The study was conducted in mice, the idea isn't yet ready for clinical use, but experts say these preliminary results are promising.