Metformin Is Associated with a Favorable Outcome in Diabetic Patients with Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.

@article{Jang2015MetforminIA,
  title={Metformin Is Associated with a Favorable Outcome in Diabetic Patients with Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.},
  author={Eun Kyung Jang and Won Gu Kim and Hyemi Kwon and Yun Mi Choi and Min Ji Jeon and Tae Yong Kim and Young Kee Shong and Won Bae Kim and Eui Young Kim},
  journal={European thyroid journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={181-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Type 2 diabetes is known to increase the risk and progression of certain types of cancer. Metformin treatment of diabetic patients is reported to have beneficial effects on some cancers. We evaluated the clinical outcome of diabetic patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) according to metformin treatment. METHODS We reviewed 943 patients diagnosed with DTC after total thyroidectomy between 1995 and 2005 in a tertiary hospital. The study involved 60 diabetic… CONTINUE READING
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