Body Composition May Be a Better Predictor of Chemotoxicities in Children With Lymphoma or a Type of

CURE - December 29, 2021




“If we can establish that repeatedly low muscle mass or density or increased adiposity truly impacts a select group of patients that experience a lot of toxicity from the same dose of chemotherapy, one intervention could be can we adjust their dose of chemotherapy so that they experience lower toxicities at the same cure rate,” he said. “The second way would be physical activity and diet interventions that are being tested and are being shown to be effective already, where we come up with individualized plans for patients where, in a way, in addition to your chemotherapy, you’re also prescribing these lifestyle modifications … that could potentially reverse, mitigate or prevent these body changes from getting worse during therapy.” Read Article >>

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