Diabetes Drug May Not Guard Against Pancreatic Cancer

April 21, 2015 9:00 PM

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TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite evidence that has suggested the diabetes drug metformin might have potential as a cancer fighter, a new study finds the medication didn't help patients with a type of pancreatic cancer.

Patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma who took the drug didn't gain any survival benefit from the medication, Mayo Clinic researchers said.

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