Funding for this research was provided by:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (259704, 142427)
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Fellowship)
Received: 18 April 2019
Accepted: 16 August 2019
First Online: 14 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Written consent for participation in the present study was obtained from all patients previous to intraoperative collection of muscle biopsy. This study was approved by the Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta-Cancer Committee; all patients provided informed consent previous to the surgery. Procedures were performed from July 2015 to July 2017 at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada, under the protocol ETH-21709: <i>The Molecular Profile of Cancer Cachexia</i>.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.