Liver Cancer

Diet Plays Critical Role In Nash Progressing To Liver Cancer In Mouse Model

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found in a mouse model that when fed a Western diet rich in calories, fat and cholesterol, the mice progressively became obese, diabetic and developed NASH, which progressed to...
Related topics: Diet, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Calories, Cholesterol, Obesity, Diabetes

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New Immunotherapy 'highly Effective' Against Hepatitis B

Scientists have identified a new immunotherapy to combat the hepatitis B virus (HBV), the most common cause of liver cancer in the world.
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Virus, Virology, Cancer, Oncology

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Research Team Investigates Causes Of Tuberous Sclerosis

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) affects between one and two of every 10,000 new-born babies. This genetic disease leads to the formation of benign tumors which can massively impair the proper functioning of vital organs such as the kidneys, the...
Related topics: Medical Research, Tuberous Sclerosis, Genetics, Liver Disease, Cancer

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Is Dynamic Afp-r Key To Transplant Selection In Liver Cancer?

(MedPage Today) -- A hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) transplant selection tool incorporating dynamic alpha-fetoprotein response (AFP-R) accurately predicted patient outcomes and could potentially increase access to the curative procedure, a...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Xyzeq: A Better Map Of Cell Diversity

Not all cancer cells within a tumor are created equal; nor do all immune cells (or all liver or brain cells) in your body have the same job. Much of their function depends on their location. Now, researchers at Gladstone Institutes, UC San Francisco...
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cancer Risk With Obesity + Liver Disease

FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with significant reductions in the risks for any cancer and obesity-related cancer in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients with severe obesity, according to a study published...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Obesity, Liver Disease, Medical Research

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More Melanoma, Less Prostate Cancer; Aggressive End-of-life Care; J&j Has Friends

(MedPage Today) -- New projections for cancer trends over the next 2 decades suggest that the incidence of melanoma will continue to increase, and that there will be more deaths from pancreatic and liver cancers, fewer cases of prostate cancer...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology

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Biologists Create Better Method To Culture Cells For Testing Drug Toxicity

Researchers have discovered that by changing two components of the media used to culture the cells, they can make liver cancer cells behave more like normal liver cells. Rather than using standard serum containing glucose, they used serum from which...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Bariatric Surgery May Cut Cancer In Obesity With Liver Disease

Among working adults with severe obesity and fatty liver disease, rates of cancer were lower for those who had bariatric surgery, especially those with obesity-related cancer, during a 10-month median follow-up. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Obesity, Liver Disease

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Another Weapon Against Metastatic Colon Cancer?

(MedPage Today) -- Selected patients with nonresectable colorectal cancer liver metastases (CRLM) had long overall survival (OS) after liver transplant, with survival exceeding that of patients treated with portal vein embolization (PVE) and liver...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology

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Word Of Caution On Angiogenesis Inhibitor For Liver Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Case report highlights risk of serious adverse effects
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Liver Cancer Profile Differs In Black Patients With Hep C

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- Black patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at an earlier disease stage and have better liver function at the time of diagnosis, according to a study published online Feb....
Related topics: Liver Disease, Cancer, Oncology, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Medical Research

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Never-before-seen Antibody Binding, Informing Liver Cancer, Antibody Design

In structural biology, some molecules are so unusual they can only be captured with a unique set of tools. That's precisely how a team defined how antibodies can recognize a compound called phosphohistidine -- a highly unstable molecule that has...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Know The Signs Of Rare But Deadly Gall Bladder, Bile Duct Cancers

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2021 -- Most people aren't aware of the signs of gallbladder or bile duct cancer, but the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey says they should be. The gallbladder is a small organ connected to the liver by bile ducts. Its job...
Related topics: Bladder Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Gentle Regular Exercise Could Reduce The Risk Of Liver Cancer In Mice

Around 17 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed every day in the UK. There are many risk factors associated with developing liver cancer. Two of these are age and damage to the liver, with both affecting our immune system. When it comes to staying...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Ionic Liquid Uniformly Delivers Chemotherapy To Tumors While Destroying Cancerous Tissue

Vascular and interventional radiologists report the development of a new ionic liquid formulation that killed cancer cells and allowed uniform distribution of a chemotherapy drug into liver tumors and other solid tumors in the lab. This discovery...
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Drug Combo May Boost Survival For Tough-to-treat Liver Cancers

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2021 -- A new drug combination for advanced liver cancer can extend people's lives substantially more than the long-standing drug of choice, new study findings confirm. The treatment involves two drugs approved to fight various...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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New Combination Therapy Offers Chance Of Healing Hepatitis B

Around 260 million people, more than three percent of the global population, are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV); in the long term, this often leads to complications such as liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. A cure is not yet...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Virus, Virology, Cirrhosis, Cancer, Oncology

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Study Explains Why Patients With Cancer Spread To The Liver Have Worse Outcomes

A new study finds that tumors in the liver siphon off critical immune cells, rendering immunotherapy ineffective. But coupling immunotherapy with radiotherapy to the liver in mice restored the immune cell function and led to better outcomes.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Combination Therapy Might Improve Outcomes In Treatment-resistant Liver Cancer

A combination cancer therapy that is effective against treatment-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by inhibiting tumor growth and increasing survival has been identified. The dual therapy -- which combines the multikinase inhibitor drug...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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