Metformin potentiates the anticancer activities of gemcitabine and cis

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    crfisher
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    Asked two doctors at UNC about metformin, They said the chemo combination and metformin is hard on the kidneys.

    #82166
    gavin
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    Hi Red,

    Glad to be of help. And nah, you ain’t no nut!! You just want to find as much info as you can and I am that way as well and wanted to learn as much as I could when my dad was fighting his CC. As to the links etc that I post, my advice would be to read the abstracts, the sort of summary part as that really contains the important stuff. What the meat as it were of the whole article contains I would argue is for the boffins!! Well the medical community but you know what I mean!

    But as I said, if something really interests you then print it off and see what the doc or the onc says about it. And yep, we sure are all looking for the answer and one day we will get that answer!

    My best to you,

    Gavin

    #82167
    red
    Participant

    Gavin, You’ve been a great help and thank you for your quick response. When I think about it, I probably couldn’t understand the whole article even if I got it!!! I am just a nut, though, when it comes to probing into everything that I can find. I’m sure that I’m not the only one because I suspect we all (patients and care givers) keep hoping that we will stumble on the answer………….THE ANSWER!!

    I am just so delighted with this website and I am so thankful for all of you moderators, as well. It is so reassuring and comforting to have access to other people’s ideas, opinions and stories. I can’t say “thank you” enough.

    Red

    #82168
    gavin
    Moderator

    Hi Red,

    Glad that you found the article interesting and of use to you. Most of these pieces only give you the abstract for it and on following the link to the full piece in the above link it also only gives you the abstract as well. I guess that buying the full piece is an option to you but I have no idea how much it would cost. Or would it really be of help to you much. I had as look around on Google for you to see if I could find the full piece for free but I couldn’t find it.

    One thing that I know some of our members have done is to print off the abstract with all the details of it. The info init, name of the piece, publishers and the authors then take that to their doctors, onc’s etc to see if they have access to the full piece as many of them I think will have access to medical reports and stuff. Maybe that would be an option to you? I’m not sure really how else you would be able to read the full piece unless someone else has any other suggestions. Sorry that I couldn’t be of more help to you on this.

    My best to you,

    Gavin

    #82169
    red
    Participant

    Gavin, I find this abstract most interesting! However, being rather new to this site, I’m not exactly sure how I can read the full article. Would it be only by purchasing it?

    #9936
    gavin
    Moderator

    Metformin potentiates the anticancer activities of gemcitabine and cisplatin against cholangiocarcinoma cells in vitro and in vivo.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27779693

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