Pre-operative nutritional support and tumour cell kinetics in malnourished patients with gastric cancer.

@article{Dionigi1991PreoperativeNS,
  title={Pre-operative nutritional support and tumour cell kinetics in malnourished patients with gastric cancer.},
  author={Paolo Dionigi and Vassili Jemos and T Cebrelli and Cristina Ferrari and Alberta Ferrari and Fabrizio Berizzi and Giuliano Mazzini},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={1991},
  volume={10 Suppl},
  pages={77-84}
}
Stimulation of tumour growth by intensive exogenous nutrient administration could be a major clinical problem when nutritional support is provided in malnourished cancer patients. Nutritional repletion has been clearly shown to stimulate tumour growth in animal models but not in humans. The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the effect of pre-operative nutritional support on the proliferative characteristics of gastric tumour cells evaluated by 3H-thymidine (3HT) incorporation… CONTINUE READING