Oncology & Cancer

How bile duct cancer develops and how it can be prevented

Two different types of cancer can develop in the liver. The more common malignant tumors are hepatocellular carcinomas, which arise from liver cells. Less common in the liver is bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), which ...

Oncology & Cancer

Targeted agent selumetinib shows promise in biliary cancer

The experimental agent selumetinib has shown promising results in people with advanced biliary cancer, according to a multi-institutional clinical trial led by cancer researchers at The Ohio State University.

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists identify rare cancer's genetic pathways

An international research team, including four Simon Fraser University scientists, has identified the "mutational landscape" of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), a rare, highly fatal form of liver cancer that disproportionately ...

Oncology & Cancer

Discovering potential targeted treatments for bile duct cancer

An international study on bile duct cancer or cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a rare but highly lethal form of liver cancer, has discovered that tumours in the bile duct may be made up of different cancer subtypes. This finding ...

Oncology & Cancer

Novel gene mutations associated with bile duct cancer

Investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center have identified a new genetic signature associated with bile duct cancer, a usually deadly tumor for which effective treatment currently is limited. ...

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