The Use of Metformin and the Incidence of Lung Cancer in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

@inproceedings{Smiechowski2013TheUO,
  title={The Use of Metformin and the Incidence of Lung Cancer in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes},
  author={Brielan B. Smiechowski and Laurent Azoulay and Hui Yin and Michael N. Pollak and Samy Suissa},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE Observational studies have associated metformin use with a decreased risk of lung cancer incidence in patients with type 2 diabetes, but the studies had important methodological shortcomings. The objective of this study was to determine whether metformin use is associated with a decreased risk of lung cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, while avoiding previous biases. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Using the U.K. General Practice Research Database, we assembled a cohort of… CONTINUE READING