Rachid Tanz

Department of Internal Medicine, Mohammed V Military Teaching Hospital, Rabat, Morocco


  • Mini Review   
    Metformin: Focus on Breast Cancer
    Author(s): Choukri Elm’hadi63387*, Amal Moumen63388, Meryem Zerrik63389, Mohammed Amine Saad63390 and Rachid Tanz63391

    Metformin is one of the prevalent treatments for type 2 diabetes. It is widely used in diabetology due to its safety and effectiveness. For more than a decade, there was a growing interest on the benefit of metformin in multiple tumor locations, especially in the breast cancer. Epidemiological data shows a reduced incidence of breast cancer in patients on metformin. The underlying mechanism of this benefic effect could be the limitation of tumor cell proliferation by downregulating the insulin/IGF-1 axis and phosphorylation of mTOR. However, the available data are not sufficient to support the use of metformin in breast cancer as an anti-tumor therapy. Ongoing trials are evaluating the benefit of metformin in different stages of breast cancer. Additional researches including potential biomarkers are needed to confirm the accurate efficacy o.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.31858/0975-8453.14.10.622-625

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