Recent Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer News

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

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

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