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How diabetes drugs can work against cancer (Nature, 2014)

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....For several years, a class of anti-diabetic drugs known as biguanides, has been associated with anti-cancer properties. A number of retrospective studies have shown that the widely used diabetes drug metformin can benefit some cancer patients. Despite this intriguing correlation, it has been unclear how metformin might exert its anti-cancer effects. 

 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v508/n7494/fu...

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