Health News

Why Has Liver Cancer Tripled?
While the prevalence of a number of cancers is declining, some types are on the rise. The incidence of one of the more difficult forms of liver cancer to treat has tripled over the past 30 years. And researchers are beginning to know why.
Food Affects Your Genes and Your Jeans
MicroRNA are molecules that control genes - particularly the expression (presence) of genes. Recent research illustrates that a microRNA   involved in liver cancer might be a new way to treat the disease.
Advances in Treating Liver Cancer Offer New Hope
The world lost one of its legends this week to liver cancer. Former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier died just weeks after his diagnosis. Advancements in treating this quick killer offer new hope.
The Final Knock Out
He almost didn't know what hit him. Joe Frazier had only been diagnosed with cancer about six weeks before the disease killed him.
Hope for Even the Toughest Cancer Cases
Whether the cancer begins in the liver or spreads there, these tumors are among the toughest to treat. A new therapy offers comfort to patients struggling with the disease.
Extending the Liver Cancer Highway
Patients with advanced liver cancer typically have few therapeutic options. Scientists have discovered that an existing technology offers new hope and days for these patients.
Is Liver Disease Being Spread Through Blood Supplies?
There may be something lurking in the American blood supply that's causing serious health problems. And a researcher suggests that screening for a particular virus needs to be instituted immediately.
Cancer in America
Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society released the latest figures on the state of the nation's battle against the world's most dreaded disease. The good news is that cancer death rates are down across the board. The not-so-good news is that less educated Americans are dying prematurely in greater numbers.
New Perspectives on How a Killer Works
Scientists are beginnning to understand why liver cancer is so aggressive. Hong Kong researchers may have uncovered a mechanism that can effectively treat this nearly always fatal disease.
Liver Cancer Linked to Heart Disease and Diabetes Risks
If you have the most common risks for diabetes and heart disease, you may be at greater risk of developing liver cancer.