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"Our study demonstrated improved survival in women with ovarian cancer that were taking metformin. The results are encouraging, but as with any retrospective study, many factors cannot be controlled for us to say if there is a direct cause and effect. Rather, this is further human evidence for a potential beneficial effect of a commonly used drug which is relatively safe in humans. These findings should provide impetus for prospective clinical trials in ovarian cancer."
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"Metformin intake is associated with better survival in ovarian cancer"
Sanjeev Kumar MBBS, Alexandra Meuter MD, Prabin Thapa MS, Carrie Langstraat MD, Shailendra Giri PhD, Jeremy Chien PhD, Ramandeep Rattan PhD, William Cliby MD, Viji Shridhar PhD
Cancer, December 2012, DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27706
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