INHIBITING THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM TO PREVENT WASTING IN CANCER

Grant number: 1023178 | Funding period: 2012 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

Cancer cachexia is a devastating disease characterised by skeletal muscle wasting and weakness. It impairs patient quality of life and accounts for >20% of cancer-related deaths. My work aims to identify factors contributing to the development of cancer cachexia. This insight will then enable me to test potential strategies to prevent the wasting seen in cancer patients to improve their quality of life and to reduce mortality.

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