Metformin is associated with survival benefit in cancer patients with concurrent type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Yin2013MetforminIA,
  title={Metformin is associated with survival benefit in cancer patients with concurrent type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Ming Yin and Jie Zhou and Edward J. Gorak and Fahd Quddus},
  journal={The oncologist},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 12},
  pages={1248-55}
}
UNLABELLED Patients with type 2 diabetes have increased cancer risk and cancer-related mortality, which can be reduced by metformin treatment. However, it is unclear whether metformin can also modulate clinical outcomes in patients with cancer and concurrent type 2 diabetes. PATIENTS AND METHODS A meta-analysis of 20 publications that included 13,008 subjects was performed to investigate the association between metformin and overall survival (OS) as well as cancer-specific survival (CSS) in… CONTINUE READING
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