Respiratory Cancers

Nutritional status in mesothelioma

Nutritional status in mesothelioma

Malnutrition and sarcopenia have been shown to significantly affect survival, quality of life and physical functioning in other cancers but their role in mesothelioma has not been examined.

A decline in nutritional status and lean body mass over time has been widely reported in other cancers, however, there is little information on these parameters in mesothelioma.

Researchers at the Institute for Respiratory Health aim to identify the incidence, progression, consequences and mediators of malnutrition and sarcopenia in the disease course.

To get involved or for more information, contact the Research Leader.

Nutritional status in mesothelioma was last modified: May 12th, 2016 by Sarah Cermak

Research Leaders

Natalia Forrest

PhD Candidate

natalia.forrest@health.wa.gov.au
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Natalia Forrest was last modified: December 20th, 2016 by Sarah Cermak

Prof Gary Lee

MBChB, PhD, FRACP, FRCP, FCCP

Head of Pleural Medicine Group

gary.lee@health.wa.gov.au
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Prof Gary Lee was last modified: February 24th, 2017 by Sarah Cermak

Nutritional status in mesothelioma was last modified: May 12th, 2016 by Sarah Cermak