Correlation Between T2DM and Cancer Risk
Jul 11, 2020
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Leyany Feijoo Ramos, PharmD. Candidate, LECOM School of Pharmacy
A recent study suggests strengthening cancer screening recommendations may be beneficial in patients with T2DM.
The relationship between diabetes and cancer risk has been reviewed in several studies throughout the years. Many have suggested that hyperinsulinemia and shared risk factors between the two diseases could be among the mechanisms responsible for the increased risk. Epidemiologic studies have associated T2DM with a lower risk of prostate cancer but a higher risk of kidney, colorectal, liver, breast, and pancreatic cancer, as well as a higher risk for overall cancer; however, studies have been inconsistent.
A recent study sought to evaluate the causal association between T2DM and the risk of overall and site-specific cancer....
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