Liver Cancer

Cell environment influences type of liver tumor

Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Two forms of primary liver cancer cover the majority of cases: About 10 to 20 percent of those affected develop a bile duct carcinoma within the liver (intrahepatic ...

Sep 13, 2018
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Investigating treatment resistance in cancer

Melanoma and liver cancer are becoming more widespread in Europe and the U.S. While both diseases progress very differently, they are among the types of cancer most likely to be fatal in the Western world. Three groups of ...

Aug 29, 2018
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Unlocking the secrets of cell division in cancer

Scientists at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina have found that some cells can divide without a molecule that was previously thought necessary. Their results, published online in the July ...

Aug 29, 2018
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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.

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