Diabetes drug metformin may double as cancer-fighting medicine

IAS News 24 April 2012 | 5 Comments

A report in the LA Times entitled ‘Diabetes drug metformin may double as cancer-fighting medicine‘ highlights the results from a flurry of recent research into this widely available products alternative uses. Researchers from Texas, found that out of 302 pancreatic cancer patients there were 117 taking Metformin. The year survival rate was 64% for those taking the dtug than for those who weren’t, 46%. The two year survival rate was 30% for those taking Metformin and only 15% for those who weren’t.
Another study in men with prostate cancer found that those taking metformin for 7 weeks before their surgery to have them removed had slower growing tumours when compared to those who hadn’t been taking the medication.
We have stocked Metformin for diabetes for a number of years but it has now been shown to reduce the occurrences and growth of tumors in a number of different cancers.
Read more about Metformin on our website here.

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5 Responses on “Diabetes drug metformin may double as cancer-fighting medicine”

  1. Manisha says:

    I wasn’t aware of it that Metformin which is a diabetic drug may double as Cancer treatment too.

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  5. Terry Beckham says:

    I was just put on Metformin for high glucose results. I hope that it works for me and I can have an added benefit of cancer prevention!

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