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Examining the interplay between skeletal muscle stores, nutrition status, quality of life, and survival in upper gastrointestinal cancer

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posted on 2024-04-29, 01:37 authored by LAUREN JEAN HANNA
Optimising quality and length of life in low survival cancers, such as upper gastrointestinal cancers, is imperative. This Thesis examined the relationships between skeletal muscle stores, nutrition status, quality of life, and survival in people with upper gastrointestinal cancer. Through a series of studies, it’s demonstrated that poor nutrition status is a key element in the interplay between skeletal muscle depletion and poor quality of life and survival. There is an urgent need to develop interventions that can effectively improve nutrition status, to protect skeletal muscle mass, quality of life and length of survival in people with upper gastrointestinal cancers.

History

Principal supervisor

Catherine Huggins

Additional supervisor 1

Judi Porter

Additional supervisor 2

Daniel Croagh

Additional supervisor 3

Kay Nguo

Year of Award

2022

Department, School or Centre

Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

Additional Institution or Organisation

Nutrition and Dietetics

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences