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Raised inflammatory markers may indicate poorer quality of life in advanced cancer

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3582 (Published 28 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3582
  1. Ingrid Torjesen

Controlling the immune system in people with terminal cancer may help improve their quality of life, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows.1

A team at the University of Edinburgh assessed inflammation levels in 2520 cancer patients across Europe and found that the level of inflammation had a direct effect on how they felt in terms of pain, fatigue, loss of …

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