The impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus on cancer-specific survival: a follow-up study in Sweden.

@article{Liu2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus on cancer-specific survival: a follow-up study in Sweden.},
  author={Xiangdong Liu and Jianguang Ji and Kristina Sundquist and J. D. Sundquist and Kari Hemminki},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={118 5},
  pages={
          1353-61
        }
}
BACKGROUND Earlier studies have suggested that type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) alters the risk of developing a variety of cancers, but little has been known about the impact of T2DM on cancer prognosis. On the basis of nationwide population-based Swedish registries, the authors of this report compared the cause-specific survival among cancer patients with and without T2DM. METHODS Patients with T2DM were identified from the nationwide Swedish Hospital Discharge Register, and cancers were… CONTINUE READING
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