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Treatment of Cancer Anorexia with a Selective Melanocortin 4 Receptor Antagonist (2003)

Title:

Treatment of Cancer Anorexia with a Selective Melanocortin 4 Receptor Antagonist

Key words:

melanocortin receptors, thymoma tumors

Research Institution:

University of Washington

Location:

Washington

Researcher:

Brent E Wisse

Project Description:

These studies focused on determining whether inhibition of melanocortin receptors in the brain can block the cancer anorexia/ cachexia syndrome without altering tumor progression in rodent model systems bearing lung or thymoma tumors.

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