Cancer cachexia in adult patients: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

ESMO Open. 2021 Jun;6(3):100092. doi: 10.1016/j.esmoop.2021.100092.


  1. This ESMO Clinical Practice Guideline provides key recommendations for managing cancer-related cachexia.

  2. It covers screening, assessment and multimodal management of cancer cachexia.

  3. All recommendations were compiled by a multidisciplinary group of experts.

  4. Recommendations are based on available scientific data and the author's expert opinion.

Keywords: Clinical Practice Guidelines; assessment; cachexia; cancer; nutrition; treatment.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cachexia* / diagnosis
  • Cachexia* / epidemiology
  • Cachexia* / etiology
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms* / complications
  • Neoplasms* / epidemiology
  • Neoplasms* / therapy