Liver Cancer

Pass It On: It’s National Liver Cancer Awareness Month (October 10, 2016)

As the month of October brings liver cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options,... Continue Reading

Daiichi Sankyo and ArQule Announce Continuation of METIV-HCC Phase 3 Study of Tivantinib in Second-Line Hepatocellular Carcinoma (April 5, 2016)

Daiichi Sankyo announced that the independent data monitoring committee of the METIV-Hepatocellular cancer (HCC) study conducted a planned interim assessment and it was determined the trial will continue... Continue Reading

February: Gallbladder and Bile Duct Awareness Month (February 18, 2016)

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... Continue Reading

Vistogard® Approved for Life-Threatening Toxicities of Certain Chemotherapy Agents (February 11, 2016)

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... Continue Reading

New Care Approach to Liver Operations Speeds Patient Recovery (October 29, 2015)

Patients undergoing oncologic liver operations who participated in an enhanced recovery program returned sooner to their normal life function and adjuvant cancer therapies than patients who were treated... Continue Reading

Infection with Hepatitis C Increases Risk of Cirrhosis (March 10, 2015)

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... Continue Reading

OMNI-Connect Gets National Recognition as Valuable Social Media Solution in Medicine (August 13, 2014)

Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID – OMNI Health Media announces national recognition of its online support communities, TheGIConnection,TheRAConnection, and Cancer Connect, as valuable resources for... Continue Reading

Hepatitis C Cases Could Be Cured By Novel Oral Drug Regimen (July 31, 2014)

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... Continue Reading

Liver Cancer Drug Livatag® Granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration Fast Track Designation (May 27, 2014)

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®... Continue Reading

Liver Cancer Screening Improves Survival Rates Among Cirrhosis Patients, Says UT Southwestern Researcher (May 15, 2014)

A recent review by doctors at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has shown thatliver cancer survival rates could be improved if people with cirrhosis are more frequently screened for tumors... Continue Reading

Marriage May Have a Protective Effect for Cancer Patients (December 17, 2013)

Social support may have a significant impact on cancer detection, treatment, and survival, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study showed that married... Continue Reading

Strategies to Improve Treatment (December 16, 2013)

The development of more effective cancer treatments requires that new and innovative therapies be evaluated with cancer patients. Clinical trials are studies that evaluate the effectiveness of new drugs... Continue Reading

Coffee Cuts Risk of Liver Cancer (November 8, 2013)

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... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

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,... Continue Reading

Understanding Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (August 30, 2013)

Cancer and its treatment can come with a variety of complications, some more serious than others. What Is Osteonecrosis of the Jaw? Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a severe bone disease that occurs when... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (May 15, 2013)

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... Continue Reading

Statins Linked to Lower Risk of Liver Cancer in Hepatitis C (May 8, 2013)

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... Continue Reading

Cancer Deaths on the Decline (February 11, 2013)

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... Continue Reading

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