Diabetologia

, Volume 60, Issue 12, pp 2536–2537 | Cite as

SGLT2 inhibitors and cancer: why further evidence is required

Letter

Keywords

Bladder Canagliflozin Cancer Dapagliflozin Empagliflozin EMPA-REG Gastrointestinal Meta-analysis SGLT1 SGLT2 

Abbreviation

SGLT2

Sodium–glucose cotransporter 2

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of EndocrinologySaifee HospitalMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Division of EndocrinologyLokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (LTMMC) and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (LTMG)MumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Endocrine ClinicMumbaiIndia

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