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NutriCancer: A French observational multicentre cross-sectional study of malnutrition in elderly patients with cancer

Conclusion Malnutrition is prevalent in elderly patients with cancer, and more frequent than in younger patients. There is a need for an early integration of the nutritional counselling in patients with cancer, and particularly in the elderly.
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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