Items Tagged ‘Liver Cancer’

February 18th, 2016

February: Gallbladder and Bile Duct Awareness Month

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Located underneath the liver, the gallbladder is responsible for the concentration and storage of bile which helps to digest the fats in food as they pass through the intestines. Bile is either released from the liver directly into ducts that carry it to the small intestine, or is stored in the gallbladder and released later. When […]

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Tags: awareness, bile duct cancer, February, gallbladder cancer, Gastric Cancer, infographic, Liver Cancer, News


February 11th, 2016

Vistogard® Approved for Life-Threatening Toxicities of Certain Chemotherapy Agents

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vistogard (uridine triacetate) for the treatment of life-threatening toxicities caused by the chemotherapy drugs fluorouracil or capecitabine. The approved indication is for the “emergency treatment of adults and children who receive an overdose of the cancer treatment fluorouracil or Xeloda (capecitabine), or who develop certain severe […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Breast Cancer, capecitabine, Colon Cancer, fda, fluorouracil, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, life-threatening, Liver Cancer, News, Pancreatic Cancer


March 10th, 2015

Infection with Hepatitis C Increases Risk of Cirrhosis

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People who are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have a higher risk for developing the liver disease cirrhosis, particularly within the first five years after infection. These findings were released in JAMA Internal Medicine. Cirrhosis, or late-stage fibrosis, is a chronic liver disease characterized by the replacement of normal tissue with fibrous tissue […]

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Tags: cirrhosis, hcv, hepatitis c virus, Liver Cancer, liver cancer prevention, liver disease, News, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


July 31st, 2014

Hepatitis C Cases Could Be Cured By Novel Oral Drug Regimen

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According to the results of two new clinical studies published in The Lancet, two new pill-only antiviral drug regimens for hepatitis C virus infection provide shorter and more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for most patients affected with the disease. Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects about 150 million people around the […]

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Tags: hepatitis, Liver Cancer, liver cancer prevention, News, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


May 27th, 2014

Liver Cancer Drug Livatag® Granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration Fast Track Designation

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The drug Livatag® (doxorubicin Transdrug™) has received fast-track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of primary liver cancer after treatment with Nexavar® (sorafenib). This was recently announced in a press release from BioAlliance Pharma SA, manufacturers of Livatag.[1] The liver is the largest organ in the body and is […]

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Tags: Liver Cancer, News, Recurrent Liver Cancer, Stage IV Liver Cancer


November 8th, 2013

Coffee Cuts Risk of Liver Cancer

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Good news for coffee addicts—new research has found that regular coffee consumption can reduce the risk of liver cancer by 40 percent. In fact, the study—published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology—found that people who consume more than three cups of coffee per day reduce their risk by more than 50 percent.[1] The liver is the […]

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Liver Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


September 16th, 2013

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes

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Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive intensive treatment until the last month of life and hospice care is often delayed until the final three […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


May 15th, 2013

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death

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People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying from several diseases and specifically, a 20 percent reduced risk of dying from cancer compared to people who don’t follow the recommendations, […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


May 8th, 2013

Statins Linked to Lower Risk of Liver Cancer in Hepatitis C

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People infected with chronic hepatitis C are less likely to develop liver cancer if they are taking statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.[1] The liver is the largest organ in the body and is responsible for over 500 functions, including the secretion of glucose, proteins, […]

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Tags: Liver Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


February 11th, 2013

Cancer Deaths on the Decline

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Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. What’s more—cancer incidence rates for both sexes combined decreased by 1.5 percent per year from 2000 to 2009 and […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


November 26th, 2012

Antiviral Therapy May Reduce the Risk of Tumor Recurrence in HBV-Related Liver Cancer

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Patients with hepatitis B-related liver cancer who receive antiviral drugs after curative surgery have a lower risk of recurrence compared to those who do not receive antiviral therapy, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.[1] The liver is the largest organ in the body and is […]

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Tags: Hepatocellular Carcinoma Liver Cancer, Liver Cancer, News, Stages I-III Liver Cancer


May 17th, 2012

Approximately 16% of Worldwide Cancers Caused By Preventable Infections

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Two million cancer cases each year—or roughly 16 percent of cancers worldwide—are the result of preventable and treatable infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis C (HCV), according to the results of a study published in The Lancet Oncology.[1] Infections with certain viruses, bacteria, and parasites have been identified as strong risk factors for […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers, Hodgkin's Lymphoma


March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Bone Cancer, General Brain Cancer, General Head and Neck Cancer


March 12th, 2012

Study Identifies Risk Factors Including Hepatitis C and Alcohol for Developing Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)

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Liver cancer incidence has increased over time in the United States, and chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus now plays an important role in many cases. These results were published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The liver is the largest organ in the body and is responsible for many vital functions. Among other things, the […]

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Tags: Liver Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


November 9th, 2011

Organ Transplant Recipients Have Increased Cancer Risk

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People who have received a solid organ transplant (such as a kidney or liver) are twice as likely as people in the general population to develop cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In 2010, more than 28,000 solid organ transplants were performed in the United States. These procedures […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, General Renal Cancer, Health and Wellness, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Renal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer, Screening/Prevention Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma