cancer cachexia


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A complex, multifactorial syndrome characterised by anorexia and/or unintended loss of appetite, accompanied by generalized host tissue wasting, skeletal muscle atrophy, immune dysfunction, and metabolic derangements

cancer cachexia

Oncology A complex, multifactorial syndrome characterized by anorexia and/or unintended loss of appetite, accompanied by generalized host tissue wasting, skeletal muscle atrophy, immune dysfunction, and metabolic derangements. See Cachexia, Malnutrition.
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Trayhurn, "New insights into adipose tissue atrophy in cancer cachexia," Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, vol.
Consideration should be given to the possibility of cancer cachexia prevention also, so that patients could better respond to antitumor treatment.
Effect of a protein and energy dense N-3 fatty acid enriched oral supplement on loss of weight and lean tissue in cancer cachexia: a randomised double blind trial.
* Coverage of the Cancer Cachexia pipeline on the basis of route of administration and molecule type.
Pathophysiology of cancer cachexia: much more than host-tumor interaction?.
Cancer cachexia impairs quality of life and response to therapy, increasing morbidity and mortality of cancer patients.
Zinc-alpha2-glycoprotein, a lipid mobilizing factor, is expressed in adipocytes and is up-regulated in mice with cancer cachexia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2004;101:2500-5.
"The current scientific consensus is that cancer cachexia results primarily from an underlying metabolic imbalance induced by the cancer, causing the body's metabolism to speed up," explains Keith Block, medical director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Care, Evanston, Ill.
The Cancer Cachexia guidelines were developed by an expert group of Australian dietitians experienced in the area (Cancer Cachexia Steering Committee).

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