Antipsychotic use associated with elevated risk of breast cancer

A research team from the Center for Safe Medication Practice and Research (CSMPR), Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) conducted the world’s first systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies with over 2 million individuals and estimated a moderate association between antipsychotic use and breast cancer by over 30%. This highlights the importance of the risk-benefit assessment of antipsychotic prescription in high-risk patients. The findings are now published in Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences.

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