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16

Sep

The 10th Diabetes and Cancer Research Consortium (DCRC) workshop

16 September 2019 08:00 to 16:00 | Conference

Diabetes and cancer are common chronic diseases. In Europe alone, there are 55,4 million individuals living with diabetes, mainly type 2 diabetes; while there are an estimated 3,5 million new cancer cases per year. The two diseases co-occur more often than may be expected from their separate prevalence. The strength of the association between diabetes and cancer is different for different cancer types and it is still not fully explained.
Several potential mechanisms have been proposed and considered, including shared causes (e.g. obesity), interaction between mechanisms of importance for both diseases (e.g. insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, low grade inflammation), reverse causation (i.e. cancer causing diabetes), effects fo diabetes treatments (e.g. insulin) and epidemiological biases that may appear in routine registers.
At the same time, the presence of diabetes often has an adverse effect on cancer treatment, making it important to consider both diseases together in clinical care.

About the event

Location:

Jubileumsaulan, Jan Waldenströms gata 1, SUS Malmö

Contact:

isabel [dot] drake [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se