Are inflammatory cytokines the common link between cancer-associated cachexia and depression?

@article{Illman2005AreIC,
  title={Are inflammatory cytokines the common link between cancer-associated cachexia and depression?},
  author={James Illman and Robert E Corringham and D. O. Robinson and Hugh M. Davis and Jean François Rossi and David Cella and Mohit Trikha},
  journal={The journal of supportive oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={37-50}
}
The prevalence of depression among patients diagnosed with cancer is higher than among the general medical population and is associated with faster tumor progression and shortened survival time. Cancer-related depression often occurs in association with anorexia and cachexia, although until recently the relationship between these conditions has not been well understood. Cachexia is associated with poorer quality of life and survival outcomes and is theeventual cause of death in approximately 30… CONTINUE READING