A 58-year-old male asked:
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anyone using metformin with jevtana (cabazitaxel) in treating advanced stage prostate cancer? if so is it holding down tumor growths.

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Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Investigative stage: Cabozitaxel ( jevtana) is aproved for use in metastatic carcinoma of prostate, diabetic drug metfomin shown to have chemo therapeutic property , slowing the cancer cell division, use is under investigation.
Answered on Apr 15, 2013
Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience Urology
Yes: Metformin is being used in advanced cancer treatment including prostate. It may interfere with tumor's metabolism to slow growth. Not sure if there is an active clinical trial now.
Answered on Apr 15, 2013

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