Items Tagged ‘Liver Cancer’

July 12, 2018

Cyramza Improves Survival in Poor-Prognosis Liver Cancer

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Andrew X. Zhu, MD, PhD, director of Liver Cancer Research at Massachusetts General Hospital presented new data at the 2018 World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (WCGC) demonstrating that Cyramza (ramucirumab) significantly improves survival in a subset of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have high levels of the plasma protein α-fetoprotein (AFP), which is associated […]

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Tags: cyramza, hepatocellular cancer treatment, Liver Cancer, News


February 20, 2018

Cabometyx™ May Be ‘New Treatment Option’ for Liver Cancer

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CancerConnect News:  Treatment with Cabometyx  (cabozantinib) significantly improved outcomes in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), leading researchers to suggest that it could offer a new treatment option for this patient population.  The new findings come from the phase 3 CELESTIAL trial and were presented at the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.1 About Liver Cancer Liver […]

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Tags: Cabometyx, cabozantinib, hepatocellular cancer, Liver Cancer, News


February 15, 2018

Keytruda Immunotherapy Appears Active for Treatment of Liver Cancer

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CancerConnect News:  According to the results of a study presented at the recent gastrointestinal cancer symposia, Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is an active treatment for advanced liver cancer in patients who have already been treated with Nexavar (sorafenib).1 About Liver Cancer Liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.2,3 […]

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Tags: checkpoint inhibitor, hepatocellular cancer, immunotherapy, keytruda, Liver Cancer, News, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine


March 31, 2009

TheraSphere® Shows Promise in Treatment of Liver Metastases

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Among patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver, treatment of the liver with TheraSphere® (yttrium-90 glass microspheres) appears to provide sustained stabilization of disease. These results were published in the journal Cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States. When colorectal cancer metastasizes (spreads […]

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March 18, 2009

Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Overview The following is a general overview of the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of primary liver cancer. Choice of treatment will depend on the extent and location of the cancer, the health of the liver, and the overall health of the patient. Circumstances unique to each patient’s situation influence which treatment […]

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March 18, 2009

Liver Cancer Overview

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Overview The liver is the largest organ inside of the body. It is located on the right side of the abdomen behind the ribs. The liver has many important functions, including:[1]  Removing harmful substances from the blood. Making bile that helps in the digestion of fats from food. Storing glycogen (sugar) that the body can […]

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