Items Tagged ‘cachexia’

December 1st, 2015

Investigational Drug May Prevent Life-Threatening Muscle Loss in Advanced Cancers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – New data describes how an experimental drug can stop life-threatening muscle wasting (cachexia) associated with advanced cancers and restore muscle health. The experimental agent, known as AR-42 while in testing, was developed and tested in preclinical studies at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, AR-42, cachexia, gastrointestinal cancers, HDAC, muscle wasting, News, Pancreatic Cancer, Types of Cancer


October 14th, 2014

Anamorelin May Be First Drug to Treat Cancer Cachexia

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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 26–30.[1] Cancer cachexia is a “wasting” condition in which the patient progressively loses significant amounts of bodyweight and muscle mass and suffers from […]

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Tags: anamorelin, appetite, cachexia, cancer, General, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, nutrition, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), Stages IIIB-IV Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell