A cohort study of the risk of cancer associated with type 2 diabetes

A. A. Ogunleye, S. A. Ogston, A. D. Morris, J. M M Evans

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Background: There is evidence to suggest that diabetes may increase the risk of incidence and mortality from cancer. Methods: In a cohort study using record-linkage health-care datasets for Tayside, Scotland in 1993-2004, we followed up 9577 newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes, and two matched non-diabetic comparators, in the national cancer register. Results and conclusions: The risk ratio for any cancer, adjusted for deprivation, was 0.99 (95%CI 0.90-1.09). Significantly increased risks were observed for pancreatic, liver and colon cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1199-1201
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2009


  • Cohort study
  • Epidemiology
  • Survival analysis
  • Type 2 diabetes


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