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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.
How to differentiate benign from malignant bile duct strictures?
• Liver Cancer news • Sep 09 08
The main etiology of bile duct strictures closely related to the liver is a malignancy (cancer). However, the differentiation of benign and malignant strictures is notoriously difficult. The…
Researchers Find That Targeted Therapy Combination Overcomes Treatment Resistance in Liver Cancer
• Liver Cancer news • Apr 14 08
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Abramson Cancer Center reported today at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer…
New Technique in Treating Patients With Liver Cancer Proves Effective
• Liver Cancer news • Apr 10 08
Use of multipolar radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of colorectal liver metastases is effective and has a relatively low recurrence rate, according to a recent study conducted…
Eating mandarins reduces the risk of liver disease, hardened arteries and insulin resistance
• Liver Cancer news • Sep 12 06
Researchers in Japan say they believe that eating mandarins may cut the risk of developing liver cancer and other diseases.
In two studies the…
Proton beams control liver tumors
• Liver Cancer news • Aug 18 06
Patients with liver tumors called hepatocellular carcinomas and who have few other treatment options are likely to benefit from proton beam radiation therapy, Japanese researchers report in the journal Cancer.
Liver cancer is likely caused by cycles of liver cell death and renewal
• Liver Cancer news • Jun 28 06
Research at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine shows that liver cancer is likely caused by cycles of liver cell…
Cycles of Cell Death, Proliferation Key to Liver Cancer
• Liver Cancer news • Jun 22 06
Research at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine shows that liver cancer is likely caused by cycles of liver cell death and renewal.
Study shows skin rash in patients treated for liver cancer determines survival
• Liver Cancer news • Jun 06 06
In a study of a new chemotherapy drug for liver cancer, researchers found that the development of a skin rash correlated directly with the patient’s…
Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells
• Liver Cancer news • Apr 03 06
Two new studies by a University of Pittsburgh research team suggest that omega-3 fatty acids - substances that are found in high concentrations in fish oils and…
Researchers find gene to fight liver cancer
• Liver Cancer news • Sep 28 05
Researchers in Hong Kong have found a gene that can attack cancer cells, giving hope a cure can be found for liver cancer, a media report said on Monday.
More evidence coffee may cut risk of liver cancer
• Liver Cancer news • Aug 03 05
People who rely on a cup of coffee to start their day may be lowering their risk of Liver Cancer in the process, Japanese researchers suggest.…