Diabetes drugs linked to cancer in preliminary study

09/22/2011 | HealthDay News

An examination of the FDA's database on adverse events found a greater than twofold increase in pancreatic cancer among type 2 diabetes patients using Byetta or Januvia. Byetta was also associated with an increase in reported cases of thyroid cancer. The findings aren't conclusive but do indicate a need for further investigation, the researchers reported in Gastroenterology.

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