The cancer anorexia/weight loss syndrome: exploring associations with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of inflammatory cytokines in patients with non-small cell lung cancer

@article{Jatoi2009TheCA,
  title={The cancer anorexia/weight loss syndrome: exploring associations with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of inflammatory cytokines in patients with non-small cell lung cancer},
  author={Aminah Jatoi and Yingwei Qi and Glenda Kendall and Ruoxiang Jiang and Sheila M. McNallan and Julie R Cunningham and Sumithra J. Mandrekar and Ping Yang},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={1299-1304}
}
The cancer anorexia/weight loss syndrome commonly occurs in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and is characterized by loss of weight and appetite as well as diminished survival. The current study explored whether any of 22 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of certain previously implicated inflammatory cytokines (interleukin-1 beta, interleukin-1RN, interleukin-6, and tumor necrosis factor) are associated with this syndrome. All NSCLC patients who had been enrolled in the… CONTINUE READING