Serum tumour necrosis factor-alpha levels in cancer patients are discontinuous and correlate with weight loss

Maurizio Bossola, Rocco Domenico Alfonso Bellantone, Fabio Pacelli, Antonio Sgadari, Giovanni Scambia, Elisabetta Piccioni, M Muscaritoli, A Cascino, F Battaglia, Gb Doglietto, F Rossi Fanelli

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Abstract

Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) has been regarded as a potential mediator of cancer cachexia. Assessment of TNF circulating levels in cancer patients and their correlation with weight loss has led to controversial results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1107-1112
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Investigation
Volume30
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Anorexia
  • Cachexia
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
  • Weight Loss

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