br The biggest limitation of this study was the
The biggest limitation of this study was the evaluation of patients in a cross-sectional manner. Despite the fact that CRP was used as the most relevant biomarker for cachexia inflam-mation it ABT-888 is not specific for cancer, cachexia or for tumor ac-tivity, since it can be influenced by other factors such as infections. Moreover, although the mGPS framework clearly distinguishes NCa and RCa stages for all domains analyzed, it was unable to capture all stages of cachexia. Due to the lack of statistical discrimination between the PCa stage and almost all the outcomes examined, there is a need for further exploration, aiming a validation of this method with other clinical charac-teristics focusing on the benefits for cachectic advanced cancer patients.
Cachexia stages evaluated by mGPS were associated with poor clinical features and can predict OS. This classification system based on simple and objective criteria available in routine clinical practice can be used to identify and characterize the presence and severity of cachexia in advanced cancer patients. 97
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7 Geisiane Alves da Silva: Conceptualization, Methodology,
Formal analysis, Writing - original draft, Visualization. Emanuelly
Varea Maria Wiegert: Conceptualization, Methodology, Formal
analysis, Writing - review & editing, Visualization. Larissa Calixto
Lima: Conceptualization, Methodology, Formal analysis, Writing -
review & editing, Visualization. Livia Costa Oliveira: Conceptuali-
zation, Methodology, Formal analysis, Writing - original draft,
Writing - review & editing, Visualization, Supervision, Project
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