Authors:
M Petruzzelli, EF Wagner
Journal name: 
Genes Dev
Citation info: 
30(5):489-501
Abstract: 
Metabolic dysfunction contributes to the clinical deterioration observed in advanced cancer patients and is characterized by weight loss, skeletal muscle wasting, and atrophy of the adipose tissue. This systemic syndrome, termed cancer-associated cachexia (CAC), is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. While once attributed solely to decreased food intake, the present description of cancer cachexia is a disorder of multiorgan energy imbalance. Here we review the molecules and pathways responsible for metabolic dysfunction in CAC and the ideas that led to the current understanding.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.1101/gad.276733.115
E-pub date: 
01 Mar 2016