Liver Cancer

New 'scoring' system for advanced colorectal cancer

Georgios Margonis, M.D., Ph.D., a surgical oncology fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Matthew Weiss, M.D., surgical director of the Johns Hopkins Liver and Pancreas Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinics, ...

May 14, 2018
popularity2 comments 0

A 'dirty bomb' battles cancer metastasis

The death of her mother from ovarian cancer when Dr. Sui Huang was only 12 led to her lifelong scientific pursuit and a new discovery that Huang hopes may eventually prevent other children from suffering such a painful loss.

May 16, 2018
popularity102 comments 0

Bariatric surgery saves money and prolongs lives

There are more than 670 million people worldwide who are obese – with serious consequences for themselves and an enormous cost to the healthcare system. A recent MedUni Vienna study, conducted jointly with the Institute ...

May 17, 2018
popularity1 comments 0

Radiotherapy offers new treatment option for liver cancer

A novel technique that delivers high doses of radiation to tumors while sparing the surrounding normal tissue shows promise as a curative treatment option for patients with early-stage liver cancer, according to a study published ...

Apr 24, 2018
popularity8 comments 0

Metastatic cancer gorges on fructose in the liver

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that metastatic cancer cells can reprogram their metabolism to thrive in new organs. Specifically, the research shows that cells originating from colorectal cancer ...

Apr 26, 2018
popularity3393 comments 0

Bringing the heat to abdominal cancers

A thin wall called the peritoneal lining surrounds the abdominal cavity, which contains the stomach, intestines, kidneys and other organs. While the lining supports and protects these vital organs, it makes it difficult to ...

Apr 26, 2018
popularity2 comments 1

A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise

"Civilization begins with distillation," said William Faulkner, a writer and drinker. Although our thirst for alcohol dates back to the Stone Age, nobody has figured out a good way to deal with the ensuing hangover after ...

May 09, 2018
popularity2 comments 0

Liver cancer or hepatic cancer (from the Greek hēpar, meaning liver) is a cancer that originates in the liver. Liver cancers are malignant tumors that grow on the surface or inside the liver. Liver tumors are discovered on medical imaging equipment (often by accident) or present themselves symptomatically as an abdominal mass, abdominal pain, jaundice, nausea or liver dysfunction. Liver cancers should not be confused with liver metastases, which are cancers that originate from organs elsewhere in the body and migrate to the liver.

This text uses material from Wikipedia licensed under CC BY-SA

Latest Spotlight News

Polygenic scores to classify cancer risk

Polygenic risk scores could be useful to stratify the risk of several cancers among patients in medical centers, allowing for the potential discovery of new associations between genes, disease and secondary effects, according ...