Transl Oncol 2021 Apr 5;14(4):101029. Epub 2021 Feb 5.
Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; Department of Oncology and Pathology, Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Background: We have previously shown an association with substantially improved survival in breast cancer and melanoma for desloratadine and loratadine users, and set out to find whether an improved survival can be seen in tumors with and without a known response to immune checkpoint therapy, such as anti-CTLA-4 or anti-PD-1.
Methods: We investigated survival and use of six common H-antihistamines (cetirizine, clemastine, desloratadine, ebastine, fexofenadine and loratadine) in a nation-wide cohort of all 429,198 Swedish patients with ten types of immunogenic (gastric, colorectal/anal, pancreatic, lung, breast, prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer, melanoma and Hodgkin lymphoma) and six non-immunogenic (liver, uterine, ovarian, brain/CNS, and thyroid cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma) tumors diagnosed 2006-2017. Follow-up was until 2019-02-24. Read More