Liver Cancer

Statins Linked to Lower Risk of Liver Cancer in Hepatitis C (05-8-2013)

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 Clinical Oncology.[1] The liver is the largest organ... Continue Reading

Cancer Deaths on the Decline (02-11-2013)

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 Cancer Institute. What’s more—cancer incidence... Continue Reading

Antiviral Therapy May Reduce the Risk of Tumor Recurrence in HBV-Related Liver Cancer (11-26-2012)

Patients with hepatitis B-related liver cancer who receive antiviral drugs after curative surgery have a lower risk of recurrence compared to those who do not receive antiviral therapy, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the... Continue Reading

Approximately 16% of Worldwide Cancers Caused By Preventable Infections (05-17-2012)

Two million cancer cases each year—or roughly 16 percent of cancers worldwide—are the result of preventable and treatable infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis C (HCV), according to the results of a study published in The Lancet... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (03-26-2012)

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 body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

Study Identifies Risk Factors Including Hepatitis C and Alcohol for Developing Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer) (03-12-2012)

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 Proceedings. The liver is the largest organ in... Continue Reading

Organ Transplant Recipients Have Increased Cancer Risk (11-9-2011)

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 American Medical Association. In 2010, more than... Continue Reading

Do Complementary Therapies Work? – Ask the expert about herbs, acupuncture, and other complementary therapies (11-4-2011)

Live Web Chat with Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service; Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair Integrative Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), click here for Dr. Cassileth’s bio Dr. Cassileth is a world-renowned... Continue Reading

CancerConnect Live Web Chat with Dr. Sidransky on Picking the Cancer Treatment That Works Best for You on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time (10-25-2011)

Picking the Cancer Treatment That Works Best for You- Ask the Expert about Personalized Medicine Live Web Chat with David Sidransky, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD, click here for bio Dr. David Sidransky is an award-winning oncologist and... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy During Pregnancy Not Linked with Developmental Problems in Kids (10-4-2011)

According to a study presented at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, children born to women who received chemotherapy during pregnancy do not appear to have an increased risk of heart or cognitive problems. Since relatively few women... Continue Reading

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