Liver Cancer

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News: Liver Cancer

Another cancer drug too dear for Britain: Bowel cancer victims denied life ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Daily MailLast week Nice rejected the use of a liver cancer drug on the NHS. Around 35000 Britons develop bowel cancer each year, of which 4000-5000 with advanced ...

Firefighters, liver cancer, and Trudeau hits the dance floor  -  23 Nov 2009
Macleans.ca...by Mitchel Raphael on Monday, November 23, 2009 12:32pm - 5 Comments What A Girl Wants was a fundraiser for the Canadian Liver Foundation, which included a ...

Long-term Survival in Patients With Severe Liver Cancer may be Increased by ...  -  23 Nov 2009
MedIndiaA study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology says that in patients with unresectable liver cancer, an interventional ...

Sirtex Announces Creation of Centers of Excellence Program and Inaugural Honorees  -  23 Nov 2009
Earthtimes (press release)Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT), also known as Radioembolization, is a novel treatment for inoperable liver cancer that delivers high doses of ...

Cancer battle Tamworth man gets hospital award  -  23 Nov 2009
Tamworth HeraldPaul Darby, aged 55, of Glascote, has been a long-standing patient at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after being diagnosed with liver cancer. ...

Jeremy Laurance: Will this pandemic turn out to be more kitten than tiger?  -  23 Nov 2009
IndependentInstitute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) had that morning ruled against a drug, sorafenib, for advanced liver cancer because it was too expensive. ...

Women's health: Combating a common virus  -  23 Nov 2009
Daily Citizen800000 to 1.4 million Americans never fully get rid of it, putting them at risk for scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver, liver failure, or liver cancer. ...

HAAS-TA LA VISTA: Reasons God Exists Not To Me  -  23 Nov 2009
WeHo News...compassionate hard-working bright young man, who fought AIDS to a standstill for 20 years, only to be ravaged and taken from us by liver cancer in the ...

Mesa company gets approval to market ultrasound treatment  -  23 Nov 2009
Phoenix Business JournalNext, it hopes the same technology will be OK'd for other applications ranging from the treatment of liver cancer to acne. ...

Role of gene in tumor development, growth and progression apparently detected  -  23 Nov 2009
HealthJockey.comHe mentioned that in addition AEG-1 has been known to have oncogenic roles in various cancers including glioma, neuroblastoma, liver cancer, breast cancer, ...

Alcohol and obesity leading causes of fatty liver  -  23 Nov 2009
Earthtimes (press release)..."This scarring usually manifests itself as irreversible liver cirrhosis and increases the risk of liver cancer," warns Mathias Plauth, chief physician at ...

UK's NICE says Bayer liver cancer drug too costly  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
ReutersLONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Britain's health watchdog has blocked a critical liver cancer drug, saying it is too pricey for the state health service, ...

Radiology Procedure May Help Increase Long-Term Survival in Patients With ...  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)20, 2009) — In patients with unresectable (unable to be removed by surgery) liver cancer, an interventional radiology procedure called triple-drug ...

Plans for medical technology facility moving forward  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Glens Falls Post-StarDelcath has enrolled 92 patients in trials for its liver cancer treatment device, called Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion, or PHP. Company officials said they ...

Alnylam Reveals Positive Data From Liver Cancer Therapeutic Pre-clinical Study ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
RTT News...(RTTNews) - Wednesday, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY: News ) said its therapeutic ALN-VSP to treat patients with liver cancers, ...

Fritz's Polka Band loses founding member to liver cancer  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.comFred Scherz died Saturday of liver cancer. Verona, NY -- A founding member of Fritz's Polka Band died Saturday after a battle with liver cancer. ...

Payout for cancer widow  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Sunday SunAileen said: “John was diagnosed with primary liver cancer, which meant we had to cancel the holiday. Sadly, he pass- ed away only six weeks after the ...

Baptist Health Becomes Fourth North American Hospital to Offer New Liver ...  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Arkansas Business OnlineMedical Center in Little Rock announced Tuesday it has conducted its first procedure with the new NanoKnife system to treat a patient with liver cancer. ...

Penny Marshall Has Liver Cancer, The Enquirer Continues To Insist  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
PerezHilton.com (blog)Recently, some tumors were discovered on the legendary director/actress' liver and brain - according to The National Enquirer. Though Penny Marshall has ...

Marriage counselling is a ridiculous waste of NHS resources  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Telegraph.co.ukAnd I would also suggest that, since there is no God-given right to have children, expenditure on IVF is wrong when those with liver cancer are denied the ...

Jennerex brings in Chinese partner for cancer drug  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Ottawa Business Journal..."Partnering JX-594 in Asia is particularly advantageous to both Jennerex and our partners due to the product's lead indication for primary liver cancer, ...

MicroRNA and Liver Cancer  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription)A tiny piece of genetic material known as microRNA may help predict which patients with liver cancer will respond well to treatment with interferon, ...

Short Takes  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Boston GlobeIn “Leberknodel,'' the longest and by far the best story, a woman dying of liver cancer travels with her daughter to Switzerland to take advantage of that ...

Battling cancer with devastating humor  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Salt Lake TribuneA CT scan revealed a mass in her liver, and the doctor ordered a PET scan to rule out liver cancer. Once the injectable dye was coursing through Hill's ...

A Fictional Organ With a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
New York TimesJoyce Beddoes, an English widow with terminal liver cancer, flies to Zurich, her hopeless alcoholic daughter in tow, to commit assisted suicide. ...

New area venture garners millions  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)In September, Hobbs announced that the company would make its main device, used in the treatment of liver cancer, at the former Fitzgerald Bros. ...

Lower cholesterol may lessen risk of some cancers  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
CNNIn the first study, men with HDL cholesterol above roughly 55 mg/dL had an 11 percent decrease in overall cancer risk, including lung and liver cancer. ...

REG-Biocompatibles Intl.: Statement re Positive Data in Combination Therapy Trial  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
ReutersThese include Drug-Eluting Bead Products which are used in more than 35 countries for the treatment of primary liver cancer (HCC), liver metastases from ...

KUSI Medical Report: Liver cancer treatment  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
KUSIDr. Alan Hemming is a world-renown liver cancer and transplant surgeon recruited to UC San Diego Medical Center, Moores Cancer Center, and School of ...

Role of Gene in Tumor Development, Growth and Progression Identified  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)..."In addition, AEG-1 has been known to have oncogenic roles in various cancers including glioma (CNS tumor), neuroblastoma, liver cancer, breast cancer, ...

Ringwood-based liver charity slams ruling  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Bournemouth Daily EchoA Ringwood-based charity has attacked the decision not to allow NHS patients a last hope drug for treating liver cancer. ...

Rep Honda Introduces Bi-Partisan Bill to End Hepatitis Epidemic in America  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
AsianWeekFor example, due to a number of factors, Asian American & Pacific Islanders have a much higher prevalence rate of hepatitis B and develop liver cancer at a ...

Lung Cancer Metastasis  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Prime Writer News Network...regardless of where the cancer cells are located. Therefore, lung cancer that has spread to the liver would be treated as lung cancer and not liver cancer.

Emerging Therapies in Pancreatic Cancer Show Promise  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
PhysOrg.com...which are proteins that regulate gene expression, as potentially therapeutic and they have already demonstrated some benefit in liver cancer. ...

Four Immunocytochemical Markers Better Distinguish Liver Cancer From Liver ...  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
DG NewsFor the trial, researchers performed 7 immunocytochemical stains on 42 cases of liver cancer and 48 cases of metastatic adenocarcinoma. ...

A glimpse of the future of Healthcare: rationing up, quality down  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Examiner.comIn the UK, thousands will die every year of liver cancer, and the pharmaceutical just developed to help with the prognosis will not be available because it ...

NVHR Applauds New Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Awareness, Prevention of ...  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
ReutersThe Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Control Act would amend the Public Health Service Act to establish, promote, and support a comprehensive prevention, ...

Coffee Lowers Risk of Hep C Progression  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
AIDSmeds.com HIV/AIDS Treatment NewsThe most serious threat of HCV infection is the progression to liver disease and liver cancer. While HCV treatment can eliminate the virus from the body in ...

Bayer and Onyx Announce Nexavar Data Presentations at 60th American ...  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
ReutersNexavar is currently approved in more than 80 countries for the treatment of patients with liver cancer and in more than 90 countries for the treatment of ...

New Treatment Option for Liver Cancer Offered in Springfield  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
KSMU RadioNew technology at a local hospital offers hope for those suffering from liver cancer. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more… An innovative treatment for liver ...

Liver cancer: Early screening can save you  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
AsiaOneMANY of the 400 people who die of liver cancer here each year could have been saved if they had gone for regular screening to catch the ...

Hepatitis B targets men more viciously  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Times of IndiaThe Hepatitis B virus (HBV) targets men more readily than women, triggering serious complications like cirrhosis and liver cancer, says a new study. ...

Doctor who failed to detect liver cancer in patient acquited  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- A doctor who for three years failed to diagnose advanced liver cancer in a Quanta Computer director who then died from the disease was ...

Why is the NHS selling its soul to the fat cats?  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Daily Mail...refusing to add to the list of prescribed medicines a drug that prolongs the life of liver cancer sufferers because it was said to be 'too expensive'. ...

New research from Japan: Green tea fights blood and liver cancer, as well as ...  -  ‎Nov 1, 2009‎
Natural News.com (registration)September issue of the journal Cancer Causes and Control found that green tea consumption was inversely associated with the incidence of liver cancer. ...

Archive for November, 2009  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
FitnHit.com (blog)The virus targets men more readily than women, triggering serious complications like cirrhosis and liver cancer. Men infected with HBV are also six times ...

By: Zacks Equity Research  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Zacks.comPK), developed Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets, an anticancer therapy currently approved and marketed for the treatment of liver cancer and advanced kidney ...

Unthinkable? Pricing drugs humanely  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
guardian.co.ukAnother nasty decision for Nice this week, as the health service's rationing agency turned down Nexavar, which treats liver cancer. ...

Investigators Say CRAF-BRAF Interaction May Explain Nexavar's Failure in Melanoma  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Genetic Engineering News (press release)Scientists have uncovered an unexpected interaction between the CRAF and BRAF kinases that may explain why the globally marketed kidney and liver cancer ...

MDRNA Eyes Second 'Early Collaborative Effort' Before Year-End, Large Alliance ...  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
GenomeWeb Daily NewsWhile liver cancer had initially been MDRNA's most-developed program, last month French told RNAi News that the bladder cancer effort has been so promising ...



Background information on Liver Cancer [When available]

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, also called hepatoma or liver cancer) is a primary malignancy (cancer) of the liver. Most cases of HCC are secondary to either hepatitis infection (usually hepatitis B or C) or cirrhosis (alcoholism being the most common cause of hepatic cirrhosis). In countries where hepatitis is not endemic, most cancers in the liver are not primary HCC but metastasis (spread) of cancer from elsewhere in the body, e.g. the colon. Treatment options of HCC and prognosis are dependent on many factors but especially on tumor size and staging.

In Sub-Saharan Africa and most other Third World countries the commonly accepted prognosis is a median survival of 3 months from diagnosis. This is partially due to late presentation with large tumours, but also the lack of medical expertise and facilities.

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