Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


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

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

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

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

Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C May Prevent Liver Cancer (November 2, 2012)

The use of antiviral drugs to treat patients with hepatitis C could greatly reduce their risk of developing liver cancer, according to the results of a study published in BMJ Open. The liver is the largest... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing... Continue Reading

Study Identifies Risk Factors Including Hepatitis C and Alcohol for Developing Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer) (March 12, 2012)

Liver cancer incidence has increased over time in the United States, and chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus now plays an important role in many cases. These results were published in Mayo Clinic... Continue Reading

Organ Transplant Recipients Have Increased Cancer Risk (November 9, 2011)

People who have received a solid organ transplant (such as a kidney or liver) are twice as likely as people in the general population to develop cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (July 15, 2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s... Continue Reading

Cancer Risk May Rise Even with Moderate Drinking (April 15, 2011)

People who currently consume alcohol or have done so in the past may have an increased risk of developing cancer, even those who drink moderately. These findings were recently reported in the journal BMJ. Worldwide,... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (April 11, 2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released... Continue Reading

Liver Cancer Incidence is on the Rise in the United States (May 25, 2010)

From 2001 to 2006, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) increased significantly with an average increase of 3.5% annually. This analysis was recently reported in the Centers for Disease Control... Continue Reading

Liver Cancer Often Linked to Diabetes (May 4, 2010)

Diabetes increases the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and may account for a greater number of HCC cases in the United States than any other single HCC risk factor. These results were presented... Continue Reading

Genetic Characteristics of Hepatitis B Associated with Risk of Liver Cancer (August 29, 2008)

Genetic Characteristics of Hepatitis B Associated with Risk of Liver Cancer Different genetic characteristics of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) are associated with varying risks of developing hepatocellular... Continue Reading

Liver Cancer Screening in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B and C Improves Survival (April 3, 2008)

Researchers in Hong Kong have reported that screening patients with chronic hepatitis for liver cancer improves liver cancer survival rates and may improve chances for cure. The details of the study were... Continue Reading

Increased Risk of Liver Cancer for Patients with Cirrhosis Who Overexpress EGF (January 3, 2008)

Increased Risk of Liver Cancer for Patients with Cirrhosis Who Overexpress EGF According to an article recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, patients with cirrhosis of... Continue Reading

Meat Linked to Various Cancers (December 13, 2007)

Meat Linked to Various Cancers According to an article recently published in the Public Library of Science Medicine journal, increased consumption of beef, pork, lamb, or processed meats such as bacon,... Continue Reading

Hispanics in the U.S. Have Higher Rates of Liver Cancer (October 9, 2007)

Hispanics in the U.S. Have Higher Rates of Liver Cancer According to results recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, Hispanics living in the United States have a high rate of hepatocellular... Continue Reading

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