Liver Cancer News

What is Liver cancer?

The liver continuously filters blood that circulates through the body, converting nutrients and drugs absorbed from the digestive tract into ready-to-use chemicals. The liver performs many other important functions, such as removing toxins and other chemical waste products from the blood and readying them for excretion. Because all the blood in the body must pass through it, the liver is unusually accessible to cancer cells traveling in the bloodstream.

The liver can be affected by primary liver cancer, which arises in the liver, or by cancer which forms in other parts of the body and then spreads to the liver. Most liver cancer is secondary or metastatic, meaning it started elsewhere in the body. Primary liver cancer, which starts in the liver, accounts for about 2% of cancers in the U.S., but up to half of all cancers in some undeveloped countries. This is mainly due to the prevalence of hepatitis, caused by contagious viruses, that predisposes a person to liver cancer. In the U.S., primary liver cancer strikes twice as many men as women, at an average age of 67.

Study shows broccoli may offer protection against liver cancer
Mar 03 16


Georgia State research paves way for early detection of liver cancer
May 14 15


Genomic analyses point to the potential of personalised care for liver cancer patients
Apr 23 15


Liver-sparing operation associated with higher survival rates in cancer patients
Mar 12 15


Hot on the trail of the hepatitis-liver cancer connection
Jan 30 15


Useful markers to predict response to chemotherapy in patients with liver cancer
Oct 23 14


Liver cancer vaccine effective in mice
Jun 04 14


Genetic flaw in males triggers onset of liver cancer, diabetes
Dec 09 13


Nuclear Medicine Therapy Increases Survival for Patients with Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases
Nov 06 13


Discovered a mechanism that induces migration of tumor cells in liver cancer
Nov 06 13


Coffee consumption reduces risk of liver cancer
Oct 22 13


Men-only hepatitis B mutation explains higher cancer rates
Oct 17 13


New test enables early diagnosis of liver cancer
Sep 19 13


Novel screening tests for liver cancer
Apr 27 13


Cardio could hold key to cancer cure
Apr 27 13


Hepatic function testing can assist in treatment planning for liver cancer patients
Feb 09 13


Liver controls wasting in cancer
Jan 14 13


Paired CT scans catch chemo-killing of liver tumors in real time
Jan 01 13


Aspirin Linked to Lower Risk of Liver Cancer
Dec 02 12


A novel oncogenic network specific to liver cancer initiation
Oct 08 12


Study doubts value of liver cancer screening
Jun 20 12


Metformin May Protect Against Liver Cancer
Apr 01 12


Liver cancer patients less likely to die on wait list than candidates without carcinomas
Mar 22 12


Wilmot Researchers Create New Way to Study Liver Cancer
Mar 08 12


Type of Anesthesia May Affect Recurrence Risk after Liver Cancer Procedure
Jan 31 12


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