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Amino Acid Modification of Total Parenteral Nutrition in Cancer Therapy (1987)

Title:

Amino Acid Modification of Total Parenteral Nutrition in Cancer Therapy

Key words:

cachexia, parenteral nutrition, polyamines

Research Institution:

University of Texas at Houston Medical School

Location:

Texas

Researcher:

Bruce Grossie

Project Description:

Dr. Grossie explored the possibility that total parenteral nutrition feeding can be used to simultaneously nourish a cachectic cancer patient and starve his tumor by excluding certain substances from the liquid needed for the synthesis of polyamines, which are essential for the growth of a tumor.

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