Report of the Japan diabetes society/Japanese cancer association joint committee on diabetes and cancer, Second report

Cancer Sci. 2016 Mar;107(3):369-71. doi: 10.1111/cas.12889.


The Japan Diabetes Society/Japanese Cancer Association Joint Committee on Diabetes and Cancer published its first report in July 2013 on the epidemiological assessment of the associations of diabetes with cancer risk/prognosis, the common risk factors for diabetes and cancer, and cancer risk associated with diabetes treatment. The Joint Committee continued its work to assess the role of glycemic control in the development of cancer in patients with diabetes. This review shows that high-quality evidence examining the association between glycemic control and cancer risk is lacking.

Keywords: Cancer; HbA1c; diabetes; glucose control; observational studies; randomized controlled trials.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Japan / epidemiology
  • Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Neoplasms / etiology
  • Observational Studies as Topic
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic