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Clinical assessment of sarcopenia and changes in body composition during neoadjuvant chemotherapy for esophageal cancer

Cancer/ Palliative treatment
Miyata H et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, SMM, BFM

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Japan

Journal : Anticancer Research

Aim: The aim of this study was to assess changes in body composition during neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and investigate whether chemotherapy-related toxicities affect body composition in patients with esophageal cancer. Patients and Methods: In ninety-four patients who underwent NAC for esophageal cancer, body composition was assessed before and after NAC. Associations between the incidence of toxicities and change in body composition during NAC were investigated. Results: Forty-four (46.8%) and 50 (53.2%) out …
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