Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Patients With Cirrhosis Have Considerable Financial Burden

FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 -- The considerable financial burden of cirrhosis medical care is associated with lower surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American...
Related topics: Cirrhosis, Medical Research

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A Healthy Lifestyle May Help Prevent Liver-related Deaths

Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting(r) - held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases - found that a substantial burden of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cirrhosis-related deaths may be prevented by...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cirrhosis

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Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound Predicts Nodule Transformation To Hepatocellular Carcinoma

A new study has identified sonographic biomarkers that can predict eventual malignant transformation of pathologically confirmed cirrhotic nodules for patients at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). These additional imaging features may have...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Lipophilic Statins Linked To Less Cancer In Viral Hepatitis

(MedPage Today) -- Hepatocellular carcinoma association seen in cohort study
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis, Medical Research

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Aspirin May Improve Liver Function After Embolization Of Hcc

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 -- Aspirin therapy can improve liver function and survival in patients who have received chemoembolization or transarterial embolization for hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a study published in the September issue of...
Related topics: Aspirin, Medical Research

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Poor Oral Health Not Linked To Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 -- Self-reported poor oral health is not associated with gastrointestinal cancer risk, although it may be associated with hepatobiliary cancer, specifically hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a study published online June...
Related topics: Oral Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Exelixis Expands Its Sales

Exelixis' (NASDAQ: EXEL) Cabometyx continues to take market share as the biotech captures more kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) patients and launches into liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) following the Food and Drug Administration...
Related topics: Nasdaq, Kidney Cancer, Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oncology, Food And Drug Administration

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Why Men Are More Likely To Develop Liver Cancer

Researchers have discovered that a hormone secreted by fat cells that is present at higher levels in women can stop liver cells from becoming cancerous. The study helps explain why hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is more common in men, and could lead...
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Hormones

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Direct-acting Antivirals Cut Mortality In Chronic Hepatitis C

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- For adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, direct-acting antivirals are associated with a reduced risk for mortality and hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in The...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Long-term Aspirin Use Linked To Reduction In Liver Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 -- Regular long-term aspirin use is associated with a dose-dependent reduction in the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a study published online Oct. 4 in JAMA Oncology. Tracey G. Simon, M.D., from...
Related topics: Aspirin, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Aspirin Use Tied To Reduced Risk Of Liver, Ovarian Cancers

(MedPage Today) -- 'Strongest evidence to date' in hepatocellular carcinoma
Related topics: Aspirin, Liver Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Roche's Tecentriq Gets Breakthrough Therapy Status For Hcc

Roche Holding AG RHHBY announced that the FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designation to its immuno-oncology drug, Tecentriq, in combination with Avastin for the first-line treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).The...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology, Avastin

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Scientists Caution That A Rare Childhood Liver Cancer Can Spread To The Brain

A new report details three cases of secondary brain tumors in people with fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. The researchers say imaging tests could improve treatment for patients whose cancer spreads to the brain from the liver.
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Exelixis Slides Despite Positive Late-stage Results

Shares of Exelixis slipped on Wednesday after the company reported results from its late-stage trial of cabozantinib for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.

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Deworming Pill May Be Effective In Treating Liver Cancer

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a cancer associated with underlying liver disease and cirrhosis that often only becomes symptomatic when it is very advanced, is the second leading cause of cancer deaths around the world, and yet ... Read more
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Cancer, Oncology, Cirrhosis

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Nccn Awards 3 Grants To Investigators To Study Bavituximab In Combination With Other Therapeutic...

The NCCN Oncology Research Program has awarded research grants to three investigators to study bavituximab in glioblastoma, head and neck cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology, Glioblastoma

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New Hepatocellular Carcinoma Prognostic Model Improves Prediction Of Patient Survival

The ITA.LI.CA prognostic system, a model integrating tumor staging, liver function, functional status, and alpha-fetoprotein level, builds on previous models of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) prognosis and shows superior survival prediction in...
Related topics: Cancer, Liver Cancer

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Antiviral Therapy Prolongs Survival In Immune Tolerant Hepatitis B Patients

A new study demonstrates that the use of antiviral therapy for patients in the immune tolerant phase of hepatitis B (HBV) prolongs overall survival and reduces the risk of the most common form of liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma, HCC) and...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Medical Research, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Towards The Goal Of Precision Therapy In Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Hepatocellular carcinoma is a highly lethal disease, therefore effective and tolerable treatment is urgently needed. Authors of a new report provide an updated review of the genetic abnormalities and mechanisms that drive carcinogenesis of HCC, and...
Related topics: Genetics

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Scientists Root Out The 'bad Seeds' Of Liver Cancer

The Achilles heel of hepatocellular carcinoma, a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, has been discovered by researchers. The key to disrupting chemo-resistant stem cells that become liver tumors from multiplying is to target the stem cell...
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Chemotherapy, Stem Cells

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