Diabetes Drug Could Help You Survive Cancer


By CBS-8 Reporter

A common diabetes drug may increase survival rates among women with ovarian cancer.

A Mayo clinic study found diabetic patients with ovarian cancer who took metformin for their diabetes were nearly 4 times more likely to survive compared with ovarian cancer patients who did not take the drug.

Previous research on metformin has shown it may also fight other cancers.

Researchers hope to start using the drug for large-scale trials in ovarian cancer.


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