Diabetes Drug May Fight Cancer

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Dec 04, 2012

Diabetes Drug May Fight Cancer

One of the most widely used diabetes drugs, metamorphin, may help fight ovarian cancer.

The researchers at Mayo Clinic followed 61 women with diabetes taking metformin (who also had ovarian cancer) and 178 ovarian cancer patients without diabetes who were not taking the drug. They found out that diabetic patients with ovarian cancer who took metformin had a better survival rate than patients who did not take it. To learn about drug’s impact on survival, metformin-takers and non-takers were matched for age and ovarian cancer stage.


[Read: Treatment of Ovarian Cancer]

Metformin drug (also known as Glucophage) which originates from French Lilac plant is better known to have diuretic properties. It was approved to control blood sugar in the U.S. since the mid-1990s, and it has been used in Europe for more than 50 years. The drug may hold promise for ovarian cancer too.

Read more Health News


Is it Helpful Article?YES11468 Views 0 Comment
I have read the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions. I provide my consent for my data to be processed for the purposes as described and receive communications for service related information.
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK