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Diabetes and cancer II: role of diabetes medications and influence of shared risk factors

Onitilo, Adedayo A.; Engel, Jessica M.; Glurich, Ingrid; Stankowski, Rachel V.; Williams, Gail; Doi, Suhail


An association between type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and cancer has long been postulated, but the biological mechanism responsible for this association has not been defined. In part one of this review, we discussed the epidemiological evidence for increased risk of cancer, decreased cancer survival, and decreased rates of cancer screening in diabetic patients. Here we review the risk factors shared by cancer and DM and how DM medications play a role in altering cancer risk. Hyperinsulinemia...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Cancer Causes and Control
DOI: 10.1007/s10552-012-9971-4


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