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Multimodality therapy 

Multimodality therapy
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Multimodality therapy
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Egidio Del Fabbro

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550197.003.0011
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date: 16 September 2019

Chapter 11 discusses several multimodality treatment strategies for the cancer anorexia–cachexia syndrome (CACS). Past efforts to treat cachexia with nutritional or medical interventions may have failed because they were directed at appetite stimulation alone (usually with a single therapeutic agent), and were not accompanied by therapy to reverse the underlying catabolic process. A more effective approach might be comprehensive multifaceted therapy targeting different pathophysiological mechanisms simultaneously.

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