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July 5, 2023

Ayelet Erez, MD, PhD

Weizmann Institute of Science

ICRF Project Grant

Cachexia is a wasting syndrome that leads to loss of skeletal muscle and fat. It may affect up to 80% of people with advanced cancer, depending on various factors. How is cachexia triggered? Prof. Erez and team are exploring the unique communication between the cancer tumor, liver, and muscles, potentially identifying new biochemical biomarkers for diagnosing, monitoring, and treating cancer-associated cachexia. 

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