Grant Williams on Sarcopenia in Patients With Cancer

Grant Williams, MD

Grant Williams, MD, clinical instructor and research fellow at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, discusses sarcopenia in patients with cancer.

Grant Williams, MD, clinical instructor and research fellow at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, discusses sarcopenia in patients with cancer.

While there are many definitions of sarcopenia, all of them refer to muscle loss, a condition that many elderly patients with cancer face. Sarcopenia can lead to increased mortality and chemotherapy-related adverse events. Luckily, in the world of oncology, there is typically an abundance of CT scans for each patient so clinicians can monitor their muscle mass.