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[185], who treated seventeen HNCPs with induction CT followed by concomitant CT-RT, is interesting because it related wasting syndrome to CT-RT.
Other authors have found that C-RP was an independent predictor of weight loss (P < .001) in HNCPs treated with CRT [195].
We hypothesise that in HNCPs, the cachexia syndrome is particularly reinforced by systemic inflammation induced by oral mucositis and reduced energy intake due to reduced swallowing capacity [195, 196].