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Diabetologia

, Volume 62, Issue 1, pp 199–200 | Cite as

Is there evidence for sex differences in the association between diabetes and cancer?

  • Rachel Dankner
  • Lital Keinan Boker
  • Laurence S. Freedman
Letter

Keywords

Cancer Diabetes Interaction Sex Sex-specific cancers 

Notes

Contribution statement

All authors were responsible for drafting the letter and revising it critically for important intellectual content. All authors approved the version to be published.

Funding

Our study on diabetes and cancer that is mentioned in this letter was funded by the EFSD.

Duality of interest

The authors declare that there is no duality of interest associated with this manuscript.

References

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    Ohkuma T, Peters SAE, Woodward M (2018) Sex differences in the association between diabetes and cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 121 cohorts including 20 million individuals and one million events. Diabetologia 61(10):2140–2154.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-018-4664-5 CrossRefPubMedCentralPubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Dankner R, Boffetta P, Balicer RD et al (2016) Time-dependent risk of cancer after a diabetes diagnosis in a cohort of 2.3 million adults. Am J Epidemiol 183(12):1098–1106.  https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwv290 CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unit for Cardiovascular Epidemiology, The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Sheba Medical CenterTel HashomerIsrael
  2. 2.Sackler Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive MedicineTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Patient Oriented ResearchThe Feinstein Institute for Medical ResearchManhasset, North ShoreUSA
  4. 4.The Israel Center for Disease ControlIsrael Ministry of HealthRamat GanIsrael
  5. 5.School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health SciencesHaifa UniversityHaifaIsrael
  6. 6.Unit for Biostatistics, The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Sheba Medical CenterTel HashomerIsrael

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