Pancreatic cancer and diabetes: is there a relationship? A case-controlled study.

@article{Frye2000PancreaticCA,
  title={Pancreatic cancer and diabetes: is there a relationship? A case-controlled study.},
  author={John N. R. Frye and Warrick J Inder and Bruce R Dobbs and Frank A. Frizelle},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={70 10},
  pages={722-4}
}
BACKGROUND There is controversy about whether diabetes mellitus is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer or an epiphenomenon of the cancer. The present study aims to determine if long-term diabetes is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. METHODS The study undertook to determine the prevalence of diabetes among three matched (age/gender) patient groups (pancreatic cancer (PaC), colorectal cancer (CRC), and fracture neck of femur (NOF)) at the date of diagnosis of cancer or fracture as well as 1… CONTINUE READING

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Over a 44-month period 116 patients with PaC were identified of which 24% had diabetes at the time of diagnosis of their malignancy ( NOF , 8% ; CRC , 9.5% ) .
The study undertook to determine the prevalence of diabetes among three matched ( age / gender ) patient groups ( pancreatic cancer ( PaC ) , colorectal cancer ( CRC ) , and fracture neck of femur ( NOF ) ) at the date of diagnosis of cancer or fracture as well as 1 and 5 years prior to this .
The study undertook to determine the prevalence of diabetes among three matched ( age / gender ) patient groups ( pancreatic cancer ( PaC ) , colorectal cancer ( CRC ) , and fracture neck of femur ( NOF ) ) at the date of diagnosis of cancer or fracture as well as 1 and 5 years prior to this .
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