Future of Metformin in Treating Lung Cancer

Title: Metformin HCl Oral Preparation Exhibits Anticancer Activity In-vitro in a Human Non-small Cell Lung Tumour Cell Line

Researchers: Chowdhury Forhadul Karim, Mohammod Jahidul Islam, Shamima Abdul Rahman
Summarised by: Asyraf Shipurizan

19.3 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed worldwide according to GLOBOCAN 2020, a cancer database. Among them, lung cancer is the leading cause of death and is responsible for around 18% of cancer-related deaths. The prevalence of respiratory cancer
increases with the number of smokers due to its strong association with lung cancer in both men and women.