Metformin use and survival from lung cancer: A population-based cohort study.

@article{Menamin2016MetforminUA,
  title={Metformin use and survival from lung cancer: A population-based cohort study.},
  author={{\'U}na C. Mc Menamin and Chris Cardwell and Carmel M. Hughes and Liam M. Murray},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2016},
  volume={94},
  pages={35-9}
}
Preclinical evidence suggests that metformin, a widely prescribed anti-diabetic drug, may inhibit lung cancer progression. We investigated whether metformin use was associated with decreased risk of cancer-specific mortality in lung cancer patients. This study included newly diagnosed lung cancer patients (identified from English National Cancer Data Repository, 1998-2009) with type 2 diabetes (based on UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink prescriptions and diagnosis records). Lung cancer… CONTINUE READING
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