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Common Blood Pressure Drugs Could Improve Colorectal Cancer Survival

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Common blood pressure drugs may improve survival for patients with colorectal cancer, a new study suggests.

After reviewing outcomes of almost 14,000 patients with colorectal cancer, researchers determined that ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, and thiazide diuretics were all associated with decreased mortality. They also found that patients who took their blood pressure drugs consistently were less likely to die from their cancer.

The researchers emphasize that more research is needed to validate the connection between blood pressure drugs and better outcomes. But they say they are hopeful that the drugs could offer a new, low-cost way ...