Meta-analysis of the association between sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors and risk of skin cancer among patients with type 2 diabetes

Huilin Tang, Keming Yang, Yiqing Song, Jiali Han

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Abstract

A slight increase in melanoma risk was observed among sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor users in the regular reports. However, the association remains uncertain. To address this issue, we performed a systematic search of electronic databases up to May 2, 2018 and a meta-analysis of 21 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving 20 308 patients. We did not find a significant increase in risk of melanoma among SGLT-2 inhibitor users (Peto odds ratio [OR], 2.17; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.80-5.89; I2, 0%). Similar results were observed in the subgroup analyses according to the type of SGLT-2 inhibitor, type of control, ages of patients, race/ethnicity, and trial durations. For non-melanoma skin cancer risk, no significant difference was observed when all trials were combined (Peto OR, 0.70; 95% CI, 0.47-1.07; I2, 0%), while a significantly decreased risk was observed among trials with duration <52 weeks (Peto OR, 0.12; 95% CI, 0.02-0.59; I2, 0%). No evidence of publication bias was detected in the analyses. Current evidence from RCTs did not support a significantly increased risk of skin cancer associated with SGLT-2 inhibitors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2919-2924
Number of pages6
JournalDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Volume20
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2018

Keywords

  • beta cell function
  • clinical physiology
  • dyslipidaemia
  • glucose metabolism
  • insulin resistance
  • insulin secretion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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