Diabetes patients on incretin mimetics do not have higher cancer risk

06/5/2013 | Healio

A study presented at Digestive Disease Week revealed insulin-stimulating treatments including incretin mimetics were not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in diabetes patients. However, researchers said longer-term studies are needed to further assess the drugs' effect, as incretin mimetics have only been available for less than 10 years whereas pancreatic cancer develops over 18 years.

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