Cancer Cachexia

Antibody halts cachexia from cancer

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New research raises the prospect of more effective treatments for cachexia, a profound wasting of fat and muscle occurring in about half of all cancer patients.

Tumor factors block muscle repair to cause muscle wasting

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A new study reveals that tumors release factors into the bloodstream that inhibit the repair of damaged muscle fibers, and that this contributes to muscle loss during cancer wasting.

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