Antihypertensive drugs and the risk of cancer: a critical review of available evidence and perspective

Allegra Battistoni, Giuliano Tocci, Roberta Coluccia, Michel Burnier, Luis M Ruilope, Massimo Volpe

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Abstract

: The issue of a potential danger of antihypertensive drugs related to cancer susceptibility is currently generating a major debate in the scientific community, concerns in the public and emphasized interest from the media. The present article is a thorough review of what is known on the various classes of antihypertensive drugs concerning the risk of developing different neoplasms and about the suggested pathophysiological mechanisms, whenever available. The main limitations of evidence derived from studies currently available in this setting are also discussed, high-lightening the need for newly developed approaches to generate more accurate recommendations and informed advice for physicians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1005-1015
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

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