Article Abstract

A hunger for hunger: a review of palliative therapies for cancer- associated anorexia

Authors: Daniel S. Childs, Aminah Jatoi


Cancer-associated anorexia, or loss of appetite, is prevalent, distressing to patients and their families, and associated with poorer outcomes in patients with advanced cancer. A well-defined therapeutic strategy remains to be defined. We present here a review of appetite loss in cancer patients with a summary of how best to manage this symptom.