Diabetes and cancer: a consensus report

Diabetes Care. 2010 Jul;33(7):1674-85. doi: 10.2337/dc10-0666.


Epidemiologic evidence suggests that cancer incidence is associated with diabetes as well as certain diabetes risk factors and diabetes treatments. This consensus statement of experts assembled jointly by the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society reviews the state of science concerning 1) the association between diabetes and cancer incidence or prognosis, 2) risk factors common to both diabetes and cancer, 3) possible biologic links between diabetes and cancer risk, and 4) whether diabetes treatments influence risk of cancer or cancer prognosis. In addition, key unanswered questions for future research are posed.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus / drug therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Incidence
  • Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors


  • Hypoglycemic Agents