Nutrition in oncologic patients during antiblastic treatment
Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Institute Aviano (Pn), Italy
Laboratory of Molecular Hematology, National Cancer Institute, G. Pascale, Naples, Italy
Department of Surgery, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical Chemistry, Molecular Biology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
01 January 2013
Cancer may induce weight loss and cachexia, and
cancer treatment may contribute to nutritional impairment.
Here, we review the literature on the mechanisms of cancer
cachexia and the pharmacological interventions both in use
in clinical practice and currently under development. Based
on this analysis, several nutritional proposals for cancer
patients are suggested and the importance of good
nutritional status in candidates for hematopoietic stem cell
transplantation is highlighted.
Antiblastic chemotherapy, Cancer, Foods,
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Review
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Massimiliano Berretta, Mariagrazia Michieli, Raffaele Di Francia, Alessandro Cappellani, Maurizio Rupolo, Fabio Galvano, Rossella Fisichella, Salvatore Berretta, Umberto Tirelli. Nutrition in oncologic patients during antiblastic treatment. Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark. 2013. 18(1); 120-132.