Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Uniform Hcv Screening And Care Needed For High-risk Groups

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and follow-up rates varied widely in safety-net primary care practices, according to findings from the Screen, Treat, Or Prevent Hepatocellular Carcinoma (STOP HCC) study. Barbara J. Turner...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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First-line Combo Improves Survival In Advanced Hcc

]]>(MedPage Today) -- For the first time in more than a decade, patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) lived significantly longer with a new upfront therapy than with an existing standard of care. The PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab (Tecentriq...

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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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Daas Cut Deaths In Those Treated For Hcv-related Liver Cancer

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 -- Among patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and complete response to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment, direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy is associated with a significant reduction in the risk for...
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology

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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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Genes Linked With The Most Common Liver Cancer

Researchers have provided the first summary of the experimental evidence supporting the AKR1B10 enzyme as a promising therapeutic target for Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), based on a review of more than 50 studies published since this gene was...
Related topics: Genetics, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Enzymes

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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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Liver Transplant Survival May Improve With Race Matching

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 -- For African-American patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing liver transplantation, donor-recipient race matching is associated with improved survival, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in...
Related topics: African-American, Medical Research

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Risk Factors Identified For Late Recurrence Of Liver Cancer

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Late recurrence after hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resection is associated with sex, cirrhosis, and several aggressive tumor characteristics of the initial HCC, according to a study recently published in JAMA...
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Cirrhosis, Medical Research

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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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Cabozantinib Improves Survival In Advanced Hepatocellular Cancer

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Cabozantinib results in significantly longer overall and progression-free survival than placebo among patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a study published in the July 5 issue of the New England...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Placebo, 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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Spermidine-rich Foods May Prevent Liver Cancer, Extend Lifespan

Spermidine--a compound found in foods like aged cheese, mushrooms, soy products, legumes, corn and whole grains--seems to prevent (at least in animal models) liver fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, which is the most common type of liver cancer.
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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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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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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Targeted Treatment For Liver Cancer Under Way

A new molecular mechanism has been discovered that can be used to inhibit the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma, which is the most common liver cancer, report scientists.
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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