Jann Arends, MD
Department of Medical Oncology
Senior Consulting Physician, Tumor Biology Center
Head, Gastroenterology and Nutrition Service
Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden–Württemberg, Germany
A vicious cycle exists in cancer patients between reduced oral intake, decreased physical activity, and inflammation. Therefore, treatment should be multimodal that includes, in addition to anti-cancer therapy, nutrition to increase energy and protein intake, muscle training, and anti-inflammatory drugs.