Cancer anorexia/cachexia

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Abstract

This chapter will address a number of issues regarding cancer anorexia/ cachexia. These include (1) the significance of this clinical problem; (2) potential mechanisms that cause cancer anorexia/cachexia; (3) mechanisms for studying antidotes for cancer anorexia/cachexia; (4) clinical trials of potential drugs; and (5) current recommendations for the therapy of cancer anorexia/cachexia.