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Hearst Foundation Funds TGen Research into Cancer-Related ‘Wasting Syndrome’

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has received a $175,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation to study how to prevent cancer patients from dying due to lost weight and muscle mass.

Known as cachexia, or wasting syndrome, this condition is characterized not only by a loss of weight, but also by muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness, and significant loss of appetite. Read more . . .

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