Metformine — a new drug for the prevention and treatment of human malignant tumors


  • Nikolay Lisianyi Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kiev, Ukraine



diabetes, metformin, human malignant tumors, brain tumors


Metformin is widely used antidiabetic drug in the world, in last years it’s antitumor features have been revealed. Epidemiological studies show decreasing of cancer incidence at patients, been treated by metformin.

Metformin decreases insulin-resistance and prevents emergence of pancreas cancer. Metformin’s inhibiting influence on cancer cells growth was proved. More over, metformin activates protein-kinase, influencing on cells energetic status that provides antitumor effect.

Author Biography

Nikolay Lisianyi, Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kiev

Neuroimmunology Department


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How to Cite

Lisianyi, N. (2012). Metformine — a new drug for the prevention and treatment of human malignant tumors. Ukrainian Neurosurgical Journal, (3), 9–13.



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