Elevated Hemoglobin A1c Levels Are Associated with Worse Survival in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Diabetes

@inproceedings{Cheon2014ElevatedHA,
  title={Elevated Hemoglobin A1c Levels Are Associated with Worse Survival in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Diabetes},
  author={Young Koog Cheon and Ja Kyung Koo and Yoon Serk Lee and Tae Yoon Lee and Chan Sup Shim},
  booktitle={Gut and liver},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Pre-existing diabetes mellitus (DM) has been identified as an adverse prognostic variable associated with increased mortality in various cancers. Although DM and hyperglycemia are considered risk factors for pancreatic cancer (PC), antidiabetic treatments for patients with advanced PC have been overlooked. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels on PC survival. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of first-diagnosed patients… CONTINUE READING
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