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September 4, 2010

Diabetes drug may keep lung cancer at bay

Reuters: "Other studies have shown that metformin can cut diabetics' risk of pancreatic and breast cancers, and the latest finding now suggests it may defend the body against smoking-induced lung tumors.

"'This important laboratory study, together with prior laboratory and epidemiology research, suggests that metformin may be useful in cancer prevention and treatment,' said Dr. Michael Pollak of McGill University in Montreal, who wrote a review on metformin research in the same journal."