n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer Cachexia

  • M. D. Barber
  • J. A. Ross
  • K. C. H. Fearon

Abstract

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in the Western world with an incidence of about 10/100 000 person-years (1). Over 95% of patients will die of their disease. The 5-year survival rate is 1.3% with a median survival of 4.1 months (2). More than 80% of cancers are irresectable at diagnosis and even in those patients suitable for surgical resection the 5-year survival rate is less than 25% in the best centres (3).

Keywords

Placebo Cholesterol Lymphoma Adenocarcinoma Lipase 

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  • M. D. Barber
  • J. A. Ross
  • K. C. H. Fearon

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