Diagnostic criteria for the classification of cancer-associated weight loss.

@article{Martin2015DiagnosticCF,
  title={Diagnostic criteria for the classification of cancer-associated weight loss.},
  author={Lisa Martin and Pierre S{\'e}nesse and Ioannis Gioulbasanis and Sami Antoun and Frederico Bozzetti and Chris Deans and Florian Strasser and Lene Thoresen and R Thomas Jagoe and Martin Robert Chasen and Kent G Lundholm and Ingvar Bosaeus and Kenneth C. H. Fearon and Vickie Baracos},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={90-9}
}
PURPOSE Existing definitions of clinically important weight loss (WL) in patients with cancer are unclear and heterogeneous and do not consider current trends toward obesity. METHODS Canadian and European patients with cancer (n = 8,160) formed a population-based data set. Body mass index (BMI) and percent WL (%WL) were recorded, and patients were observed prospectively until death. Data were entered into a multivariable analysis controlling for age, sex, cancer site, stage, and performance… CONTINUE READING
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