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Diabetic Pancreatic Cancer Patients Live Longer with Diabetes Drug
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
About 80 percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer also have diabetes.

Metformin May Help Protect Women against Pancreatic Cancer
Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2012
A new study links the diabetes drug metformin to fewer cases of pancreatic cancer -- at least in women -- but finds other diabetes medications are associated with a higher risk of the disease.

More Evidence that People with Diabetes Are More Likely to Get Cancer
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011
Based on data from a telephone survey of nearly 400,000 adults, researchers found 16 out of every 100 diabetic men and 17 out of every 100 diabetic women said they had cancer. That compares to just seven per 100 men and 10 per 100 women without diabetes.

Increased Risk of Pancreatic Malignancy in Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011
The risk of pancreatic cancer is higher for diabetic patients.

EASD: Metformin Protects against Cancer in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Metformin was found to reduce risk in pancreatic and colon cancers in patients with Type 2 diabetes in an epidemiologic study.

Certain Diabetes Therapies May be Associated with Pancreatic Cancer Risks
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Metformin appears to reduce the risk for pancreatic cancer in patients with diabetes, whereas insulin therapy appears to increase the risk, according to the results of a large case-control study.

Metformin Lowers Risk for Pancreatic Cancer
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Metformin, one of the most widely used diabetes drugs, may offer patients the added benefit of lowering their odds for pancreatic cancer by 62%, a new study shows.

Study Finds Common Diabetic Therapy Reduces Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Research suggests promising chemopreventive role for metformin by reducing the risk of pancreatic cancer by 62 percent.

Exenatide Not Associated with Increased Rate of Acute Pancreatitis Compared to other Antidiabetic Drugs
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Retrospective Cohort Study included more than 25,000 BYETTA patients accrued over three years.

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Increases Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009
A common drug used to lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetics has been observed to increase risk of pancreatitis, and is believed to also increase long-term pancreatic cancer risk.

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