Nutrition in oncologic patients during antiblastic treatment

Massimiliano Berretta, Mariagrazia Michieli, Raffaele Di Francia, Alessandro Cappellani, Maurizio Rupolo, Fabio Galvano, Rossella Fisichella, Salvatore Berretta, Umberto Tirelli

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-132
Number of pages13
JournalFrontiers in Bioscience
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Antiblastic chemotherapy
  • Cancer
  • Foods
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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