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- 1Almasud, Alaa A
- 1Baracos, Vickie E.
- 1Bekaii-Saab, Tanios
- 1Doyle, L. Austin
- 1Eastman, Thomas
- 1Esfandiari, Nina
This thesis presents Pathway Informed Analysis (PIA), a classification method for predicting disease states (diagnosis) from metabolic profile measurements that incorporates biological knowledge in the form of metabolic pathways. A metabolic pathway describes a set of chemical reactions that...
Does IGFR1 inhibition result in increased muscle mass loss in patients undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer?Download
BackgroundIGF-1 plays a role in the growth of multiple tumor types, including pancreatic cancer. IGF-1 also serves as a growth factor for muscle. The impact of therapeutic targeting of IGF-1 on muscle mass is unknown.MethodsWe evaluated muscle mass at L3 in patients enrolled in a randomized phase...
Elevated Fatty Acid Content in Muscle is Prevented by EPA and DHA in an Animal Model of Colorectal Cancer Receiving CPT-11 / 5-FUDownload
This study aimed to assess the effect of irinotecan / 5-fluorouracil treatment on amount and types of fatty acids in skeletal muscles of tumor-bearing rats fed: a) control diet, b) fish oil diet. Rats bearing the Ward colorectal carcinoma were fed a semi-purified diet with or without fish oil...
Microtubules and Energy Metabolism: Targets for Standard, Combination, and Novel Therapeutic Interventions and Monitoring of CancerDownload
The challenge of understanding and treating cancer has proven to be exceedingly complex. At this juncture, understanding cancer from the perspective of a breakdown of a complex cooperative system using a biophysical analysis may aid in improved treatments and prevention of this disease. In any...
Skeletal muscle anabolism is a side effect of therapy with the MEK inhibitor: Selumetinib in patients with cholangiocarcinomaDownload
background: Cancer cachexia is characterised by skeletal muscle wasting; however, potential for muscle anabolism in patients with advanced cancer is unproven. methods: Quantitative analysis of computed tomography images for loss/gain of muscle in cholangiocarcinoma patients receiving selumetinib...
The purpose of this work is to understand properties of skeletal muscle of cancer patients experiencing severe muscle depletion. These studies were done using computed tomography (CT) imaging and patient information (demographics), and collection of muscle biopsies to analyze using flow...
Cancer cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome characterized by involuntary weight loss, wasting of skeletal muscle driven by reduced food intake and abnormal metabolism. Cachexia has a negative impact on quality of life, response to chemotherapy and survival. Cachexia research is undeveloped with...