A Review of the Drug Treatment of Cachexia Associated with Cancer

@article{Gagnon2012ARO,
  title={A Review of the Drug Treatment of Cachexia Associated with Cancer},
  author={Bruno Gagnon and Eduardo Bruera},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={2012},
  volume={55},
  pages={675-688}
}
SummaryIn the past 20 years, cachexia in cancer patients has attracted increasing interest from both clinicians and basic researchers. It is now clear that the cachexia is secondary to major metabolic abnormalities due to tumour by-products and cytokine release. These metabolic abnormalities produce numerous symptoms such as cachexia, anorexia and asthenia.There are now effective drugs such as corticosteroids and progestational drugs that have been shown to improve appetite, food intake and… 
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