Systemic inflammation, nutritional status and survival in patients with cancer.

  title={Systemic inflammation, nutritional status and survival in patients with cancer.},
  author={Donald Calum McMillan},
  journal={Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care},
  volume={12 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW There is now good evidence in humans that a chronic systemic inflammatory response results in the cardinal features of cancer cachexia, principally the progressive loss of weight (in particular lean tissue). This review examines the role of recent simple objective systemic inflammation-based scores in predicting reduction of nutritional status and survival. RECENT FINDINGS The most common measure of the systemic inflammatory response in cancer patients has been an elevated C… CONTINUE READING
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