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Scientists Identify Cause of Cancer Wasting

Approximately half of cancer patients become wasted, losing a profound amount of muscles and fat, increasing the risk of death. Many become so frail, they cannot safely undergo potentially life-saving treatments. Now researchers have discovered a molecule that appears to be responsible for this condition, known as cachexia. The finding by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston opens the possibility that the condition can be reversed....

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