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Role of insulin in prostate cancer progression confirmed again. Keep blood sugar levels under control - diet, exercise, medication.


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Jim Marshall (not a doctor) said ...

Role of insulin in prostate cancer progression confirmed again. If you are diabetic, or headed that way, keep your blood sugar levels in control - diet, exercise and, if necessary, medication.


Men who were metastatic, but still responding to hormone therapy (ADT) had their blood collected for an earlier trial. These researchers looked at that blood, and at how long the men took for their cancer to progress, and how long they survived.

Insulin resistance was found to lead to earlier progression and earlier death.


Higher insulin resistance is closely tied to abnormal blood sugar levels and type 2 diabetes.

... end Jim

This abstract is only available for 24 hours for members to get an email.

After 24 hours the abstract will only be available through the link to the ASCO site below.


Serum insulin to predict time to castration-resistant progression and overall survival in metastatic androgen-dependent prostate cancer (mADPCa).


Our data suggest that insulin levels are a biomarker for sensitivity to ADT and highlight the complex interactions between metabolism and PCa progression.


This extract was published in association with the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2013 annual conference. Though the research behind it may have been excellent, your doctor cannot yet give much weight to it for a number of reasons, including:

  • It is only an extract. The full paper may reveal information important for your treatment.
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Source URL: http://meetinglibrary.asco.org/content/117258-132

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