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Parenteral nutrition in oncology

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Author(s): Alessandro Laviano | Dina Ljubas Kelecic | Filippo Rossi Fanelli

Journal: European Journal of Oncology Pharmacy
ISSN 1783-3914

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 32;
Date: 2010;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Parenteral nutrition has had limited indications in oncology, since most clinical trials have been unable to demonstrate benefits such as improvements in survival rates or quality of life. However, an increased understanding of the pathogenesis of cancer cachexia suggests a new paradigm for its use in cancer patients.
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