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Anamorelin May Be First Drug to Treat Cancer Cachexia (October 14, 2014)

A new drug, anamorelin, may be the first ever to effectively improve cancer cachexia. These findings were presented at the 2014 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Madrid, Spain, September... Continue Reading

Fish Oil May Help Patients Maintain Weight During Chemotherapy (March 8, 2011)

Fish oil, taken as a dietary supplement, may help prevent muscle and weight loss among cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. These findings were reported in the journal Cancer. Loss of muscle... Continue Reading

Celebrex® May Improve Cachexia in Some Patients with Cancer (August 13, 2007)

Celebrex® May Improve Cachexia in Some Patients with Cancer According to an early online article recently published in the journal Head and Neck, treatment of patients with cancer cachexia with Celebrex®... Continue Reading

Vitor™ Slows Cachexia in Cancer Patients (January 17, 2006)

Vitor™ Slows Cachexia in Cancer Patients According to results from a recent clinical trial, the oral agent Vitor™ slows the progression of cachexia in patients with colon cancer and non-small cell... Continue Reading

Fish Oil Appears Ineffective for Anorexia/Cachexia in Advanced Cancer Patients (April 22, 2003)

Fish Oil Appears Ineffective for Anorexia/Cachexia in Advanced Cancer Patients According to an article recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, fish oil does not appear effective... Continue Reading

Low-Dose Marinol® and Megestrol Acetate Effective for Cancer-Related Anorexia (July 1, 2002)

Low-Dose Marinol® and Megestrol Acetate Effective for Cancer-Related Anorexia According to results published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, both the cannabinoid agent Marinol®... Continue Reading

Adenosine Triphosphate Improves Nutritional Status of Advanced NSCLC Patients (March 13, 2002)

Adenosine Triphosphate Improves Nutritional Status of Advanced NSCLC Patients According to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, adenosine 5′-triphosphate (ATP)... Continue Reading

Megestrol Acetate and Marinol Improve Appetite in Patients With Cancer-Associated Anorexia (February 25, 2002)

Megestrol Acetate and Marinol Improve Appetite in Patients With Cancer-Associated Anorexia According to the results of a recent study conducted by the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG),... Continue Reading

New Patient Resource for Cancer-Associated Anorexia and Weight Loss (February 25, 2002)

New Patient Resource for Cancer-Associated Anorexia and Weight Loss CancerConsultants.com™ has launched a new patient resource to assist patients and their families with the management of cancer-associated... Continue Reading

Marinol® Safe and Effective for Long-term Use in Patients with Anorexia (February 25, 2002)

Marinol® Safe and Effective for Long-term Use in Patients with Anorexia Marinol® is safe and effective for long-term use for the treatment of anorexia associated with weight loss in... Continue Reading

Marinol® Effective for Anorexia, Nausea and Weight Loss (February 25, 2002)

Marinol® Effective for Anorexia, Nausea and Weight Loss Marinol® is safe and effective as a treatment for anorexia associated with weight loss in patients with immunodeficiency syndrome,... Continue Reading

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