Liver Cancer

Drinking 3 cups of coffee a day reduces liver cancer risk by over 50pc

Drinking 3 cups of coffee a day reduces liver cancer risk by over 50pcWashington, Oct 23 - A new study has revealed that coffee consumption can reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which is the most common type of liver cancer, by about 40 percent.

The research also indicated that three cups of coffee per day reduces liver cancer risk by more than 50 percent.

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Modified `smallpox vaccine` virus triples liver cancer survival time

Modified `smallpox vaccine` virus triples liver cancer survival timeLondon, February 11: The virus used in the vaccine that helped eradicate smallpox is offering new hope to liver cancer patients.

Researchers have found that a genetically engineered version of the vaccinia virus tripled the average survival time of people with a severe form of liver cancer, with only mild, flu-like side effects, according to the New Scientist.

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Scientists develop new animal model to tackle liver disease

Scientists develop new animal model to tackle liver diseaseWashington, July 5 - Scientists have developed lab opossums as the new animal model to tackle the most common liver disease afflicting up to 15 million Americans for which there is no cure.

These animals were selectively bred for high and low responsiveness to dietary lipids to study the liver disease condition known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

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Obesity and hepatitis C infection ups fatal liver cancer risk

Obesity and hepatitis C infection ups fatal liver cancer riskWashington, Jan 4 : Obese people and those who are infected with hepatitis C may be at high risk of developing deadly liver cancer 20 to 30 years later, according to scientists.

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Gold nanoparticles show promise in earlier diagnosis of liver cancer

Gold nanoparticles show promise in earlier diagnosis of liver cancerWashington, June 23 : A research team led by Brown University has come up with promising results for earlier diagnosis of Hepatocellular carcinoma, which is the most common cancer to strike the liver.

In lab tests, the team used gold nanoparticles ringed by a charged polymer coating and an X-ray scatter imaging technique to spot tumour-like masses as small as 5 millimeters.

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Metabolic syndrome may up liver cancer risk

 Metabolic syndrome may up liver cancer risk Washington, April 4 : A new study has found that metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, may also increase the risk of the two most common types of liver cancer.

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Nanotechnology may lead to new liver cancer treatment

Nanotechnology may lead to new liver cancer treatmentWashington, Feb 23: A team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers has said that nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer.

They used molecular-sized bubbles filled with chemotherapy drugs to prevent cell growth and initiate cell death in test tubes and mice.

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New hope for late-stage liver cancer patients

New hope for late-stage liver cancer patientsWashington, Dec 15: Scientists have offered new hope to patients with late-stage liver cancer.

The latest weapon against inoperable liver cancer is so tiny that it takes millions of them per treatment, but according to interventional radiologists at the Indiana University School of Medicine, those microscopic spheres really pack a therapeutic punch.

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Obesity also ups liver cancer risk

Washington, Jan 22 - Obesity comes with plenty of health risks but there's one that's perhaps not so well known -- increased risk of developing liver cancer.

Now, a team of researchers have confirmed in mice that obesity does act as a "bonafide tumour promoter", and they have backed it up with real evidence.

"Doctors always worry about our weight, but the focus is often on cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, both of which can be managed pretty well with existing drugs," said Michael Karin of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Human trials start on new liver cancer treatment

Singapore - Liver CancerResearchers have started human trials on a new way to treat an advanced form of liver cancer, a published report said Monday.

Doctors at Singapore's National Cancer Centre (NCC) said that the method is a combination of existing treatments including the injection of a radioactive particle into the tumour to help patients with cancers that are too advanced for surgery.

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Therapy combo may overcome treatment resistance in liver cancer

Washington, Apr 14: Liver CancerPenn researchers have revealed that a combination of two targeted therapies can overcome treatment resistance in liver cancer cell lines.

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New technique for liver cancer treatment proves effective

Liver CancerWashington, Apr 13: A new technique, called multipolar radiofrequency ablation, has been approved as an effective treatment for colorectal liver and that too with a low recurrence rate, says a recent study at CharitƩ, Campus Benjamin Franklin in Berlin, Germany.

The study, led by Bernd Frericks, MD, evaluated 27 patients with 67 colorectal liver metastases that were treated using multipolar radiofrequency ablation (RFA).

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Combo therapy improves survival time for advanced liver cancer patients

Liver CancerWashington, April 9: A new study has found that combining a type of chemotherapy with radiothermal therapy can result in longer survival time for patients with advanced liver cancer, compared to receiving the therapies alone.

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Scientists identify family of liver cancer genes

Scientists identify family of liver cancer genesWashington, Mar 2: A new study on mice, conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has reported the discovery of a family of genes linked to the development of liver cancer.

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Indian medicinal plant Acanthus may harbour liver cancer cure

Washington, Jan 17:Liver Cancer Indian researchers at Jadavpur University in Kolkata have discovered that the Indian medicinal plant Acanthus or Harkach Kanta can effectively combat liver cancer.

Liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the world and about three quarters of the cases of liver cancer are found in Southeast Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and India.

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ā€˜Liver-gender disruptionā€™ makes men more vulnerable to liver cancer

Liver CancerWashington, Jan 16: In a study of mice, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have discovered that the cause behind menā€™s susceptibility to liver cancer is the initiation of an unpredictable gene profile termed ā€œliver-gender disruption.ā€

They said that thereā€™s a fundamental difference in the way males and females respond to chronic liver disease at the genetic level, and this makes men more prone to liver cancer.

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