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Metformin has been shown to prevent multiple different cancers including colorectal, endometrial, prostate and breast.

#early days

The ALTTO study has now shown that patients with diabetes on metformin (but not insulin) at the time of their diagnosis of ER+ breast cancer have improved survival over similar patients with ER+ cancers who are not on metformin (this is true even for ER+ Her2+).

Metformin and ER+ breast cancer

Sonnenblick A, Agbor-Tarh D, Bradbury I, et al. Impact of diabetes, insulin, and metformin use on the outcome of patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 positive primary breast cancer: analysis from the ALTTO phase II randomized trial [published online May 2017]. J Clin Oncol. doi:10.1200/JCO.2016.69.7722

Blood test screening for and all cancers is the future and the future is coming quickly

Breast Cancer Blood Test

CRISPR eliminates HIV-1 infection in live animals - this biologic technique will change everything! BOLO for CRISPR/cas9 - able to cut out bad or mutated genes and if needed, insert good gene!

A new bill would allow employers to see your genetic information — unless you pay a fine (@WhitworthMD)

Inherited & environmental DNA damage account for 1/3 of cancers while random DNA replication errors cause 2/3

#genetictesting is the future. @23andMe now has 10 DirectToConsumer genetic tests. Cancer genes next? #freethegenes (@beitsch)

#Genetictesting is everywhere. Shouldn't ALL cancer patients be tested for deleterious mutations? #GuidelinesAreDead (@beitsch)

Perspective - anaplastic lymphoma linked to breast implants but >5M women have implants & only ~360 cases (9 deaths) (@beitsch)

Getting closer to blood test for cancer - organ specific so imaging can be targeted toward that organ

@BreastCareNwk (@beitsch)

#aromataseinhibitor Rx for BC = vaginal atrophy & decreased libido. Vaginal testosterone/estrogen ring improves both (@beitsch)

no one likes #mammography esp if u have a possible problem that is actually nothing. Future is blood based testing (@beitsch)

Increased density=increased #breastcancer risk & may be reduced thru #weightloss obesity=increased estrogen/density … (@beitsch)

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