Mechanisms and Treatment of Weight Loss in Cancer

Fearon, Kenneth C. H (1986) Mechanisms and Treatment of Weight Loss in Cancer. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Weight loss and the development of cancer cachexia are well known to contribute to the morbidity and mortality of cancer patients. Loss of body mass is most commonly due to an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. The aim of this study was to examine the nature of the negative energy balance in cancer patients and evaluate several new approaches to redress the host-tumour imbalance in cancer cachexia.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine, Oncology
Date of Award: 1986
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1986-77248
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/77248

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