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Table S3 from Association of Common Use Pharmaceuticals in Reducing Risk of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: A SEER–Medicare Analysis

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posted on 2023-04-03, 22:00 authored by Holli A. Loomans-Kropp, Matthew Chaloux, Ellen Richmond, Asad Umar

Matched demographics of the selected SEER-Medicare population.



Barrett's esophagus (BE), a recognized risk factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), is routinely managed with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) when symptomatic. Several lines of evidence suggest that PPIs may prevent malignant transformation. Chronic use of other common drugs, namely, statins nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and metformin, may also interfere with BE carcinogenesis, but confirmatory evidence is lacking. We identified 1,943 EAC cases and 19,430 controls (matched 10:1) between 2007 and 2013 that met our specified inclusion criteria in the SEER–Medicare database. Conditional logistic regression was used to generate odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI). Wald χ2 tests were used to assess significance of covariates. Compared with controls, EAC cases had a higher prevalence of BE (26.2%). Use of PPIs, NSAIDs, statins, or metformin reduced the odds of EAC (PPIs: 0.10; 95% CI, 0.09–0.12; NSAIDs: 0.62; 95% CI, 0.51–0.74; statins: 0.15; 95% CI, 0.13–0.17; metformin: 0.76; 95% CI, 0.62–0.93). When stratified by BE, these associations persisted, though no association was found between NSAID use and EAC risk for participants with BE. Dual use of PPIs with NSAIDs or statins, and NSAID, statin, or metformin use alone also showed significant EAC risk reduction among all participants and those without BE. Use of PPIs alone and with NSAIDs, statins, or metformin was associated with reduced risk of EAC; however, a history of BE may diminish drug efficacy. These results indicate that common pharmacologic agents alone or in combination may decrease EAC development.Prevention Relevance: The use of common drugs, such as proton pump inhibitors, statins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or metformin, may reduce one's risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma. These results suggest that repurposing agents often used for common chronic conditions may be a new strategy for cancer prevention efforts.

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