Liver Cancer

Infant With Deadly Leukemia Saved By Drug For Adult Liver Cancer

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have successfully treated a months-old infant with a rare childhood leukemia using a targeted therapy approved for adults with inoperable liver ... Read more
Related topics: Leukemia, Cancer, Oncology

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Breast Cancer Gene A Potential Target For Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment

Hepatoblastoma is a rare liver cancer that mainly affects infants and young children. Researchers confirmed that breast cancer gene GREB1 plays a major role in hepatoblastoma cell proliferation. By interfering with GREB1 protein production, tumor...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, Medical Research, Proteins

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The Costly Decision Of Delaying Surgery

It was a common enough reason for someone to have a CT scan. The order read, “Abdominal pain, colon cancer resected in January.” It was now March, only two months post-surgery. Yet the patient’s CT scan showed a number of large masses in the...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Enzyme That Helps Protect Us From Stress Linked To Liver Cancer Growth

An enzyme induced by stress to help reduce production of damaging free radicals is also used by liver cancer to regulate two major cell proliferation pathways that enable the cancer to thrive, scientists report.
Related topics: Enzymes, Stress, Cancer, Oncology

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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: Cancer, Oncology, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology, Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Roswell Park Researchers Identify Immune Biomarker Of Response In Patients With Advanced Liver...

Roswell Park researchers have uncovered a biomarker that may help explain why some patients respond better than others to sorafenib, a chemotherapy commonly prescribed for patients with advanced liver cancer.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Roswell Park Researchers Identify Immune Biomarker Of Response In Patients With Advanced Liver...

Roswell Park researchers have uncovered a biomarker that may help explain why some patients respond better than others to sorafenib, a chemotherapy commonly prescribed for patients with advanced liver cancer.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Study Proves Hepatitis C Drugs Reduce Liver-related Deaths By Nearly Half

A new study from the UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrates that antiviral drugs for hepatitis C reduce liver-related deaths by nearly 50% in patients with a history of liver cancer.
Related topics: Medical Research, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Cancer, Oncology

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 41

Research of the Week Even without weight loss, a high-protein, low-carb diet improves glucose tolerance and lowers liver fat in type 2 diabetics. As fasting glucose ticks upward, so does pancreatic cancer incidence. Just 12.2% of American adults...
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins, Diet, Diabetes, Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Exelixis Hits Blockbuster Status

Sales of Exelixis' (NASDAQ: EXEL) cabozantinib franchise, which includes Cabometyx for kidney and liver cancers and Cometriq for thyroid cancer, broke $250 million globally in the second quarter, making the drug a blockbuster, typically defined as...
Related topics: Nasdaq, Kidney Cancer, Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Oncology

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Be Dancing On All Our Graves

Back in December 2017, my beloved lab-pit mix was diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer and given less than a month to live. She survived another 18 months, astounding her vets, who couldn't understand why she looked so healthy, despite lab results...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Neoadjuvant Rt Ups Survival In Liver Cancer With Pvtt

(MedPage Today) -- Elevated IL-6 a potential biomarker for radioresistance in HCC
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Many Of The Deadliest Cancers Receive The Least Amount Of Research Funding

Many of the deadliest or most common cancers get the least amount of nonprofit research funding, reports a new study. 'Embarrassing' or stigmatized cancers, like lung and liver, are underfunded. Colon, endometrial, liver and bile duct, cervical,...
Related topics: Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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New Biomarker-guided Strategy Has Potential For Liver Cancer Treatment

A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discovered a cellular pathway tied to cancer that may be beneficial in reducing side effects and extending duration of immunotherapy in some patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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New Biomarker-guided Strategy Has Potential For Liver Cancer Treatment

A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discovered a cellular pathway tied to cancer that may be beneficial in reducing side effects and extending duration of immunotherapy in some patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Neoadjuvant Rt Boosts Survival In Liver Cancer With Pvtt

(MedPage Today) -- Elevated IL-6 appeared to increase radioresistance
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Why Medical Writing Is Essential To Medicine

I wasn’t as happy as I expected to be when I walked out of the hospital on my last day in medical school. But then again, there was little to celebrate — my last few patients had terminal cancer, a stroke, and end-stage liver disease...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Stroke, Liver Disease

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Chronic Hbv Also Linked To Higher Risk Of Non-liver Cancers

(MedPage Today) -- Findings highlight importance of early screening for digestive cancers in HIV-infected individuals, researchers say
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, HIV, Virus, Medical Research

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Hbv Tied To Non-liver Digestive-tract Cancers

(MedPage Today) -- Study found heightened risk for stomach, colorectal, oral, and pancreatic cancer, as well as lymphoma
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oral Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Colorectal Cancer, Lymphoma

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Radio-wave Therapy Proves Effective Against Liver Cancer Cells

A new targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves has been shown to block the growth of liver cancer cells anywhere in the body without damaging healthy cells, according to a study conducted by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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