Vickie Baracos, PhD
University of Alberta
Department of Oncology
Alberta Cancer Foundation Chair in Palliative Medicine
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Cancer patients are now more likely to be overweight or obese and sarcopenic rather than being clinically underweight. Because cachexia may be present with or without the loss of fat, we must be careful in diagnosing this condition in patients that may not immediately appear to suffer from it.