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A Case of Cancer Identify Theft
Scientists would have said it was impossible. But the human body does miraculous things - including cells switching identities, morphing into one another.
How Elastic is Your Liver?
You probably don't think about the elasticity of your organs. But when it comes to the liver, the lack of elasticity is an important measure of health.
Alternative Rx for Liver Cancer
The newer generations of cancer treatment focus on highly specific molecular interactions, sometimes even specific genetic mutations. And despite the biological advancements, they may not work for everyone.
Liver Cancer Test From Parasite Research
Scientists love to find unusual cases and translate their findings to a broader application. A discovery made using liver parasites in Thailand may have recently allowed us to track liver cancer development with a simple blood test. A lot of cutting edge research on liver cancers that develop in the bile ducts and gall bladder has been done in Thailand because of the high rate of cancer development due to a parasite in the region. Ask your doctor about cancer screening. A partnership between George Washington University and Khon Kaen University in Thailand resulted in the large...
Childhood Cancer Warriors at Higher Risk of GI Cancers
Gastrointestinal cancers show up anywhere along the digestive tract. And while risk factors for each organ vary, a separate group of people appear to be at greater risk.
Newly Released Cancer Diagnostic Tests in Europe
For many cancer researchers, the holy grail is the big jump from years of painstaking laboratory research to a final product that helps cancer patients.
Liver Cancer's Inheritance
The link between viruses that cause hepatitis and the development of cancer is believed to be why several areas in Asia have higher rates of liver cancer. New research indicates that may not be the full story.
Dual Drugs for Liver Cancer
The class of cancer drug that stops a certain cell growth pathway called mTOR has been studied for many years, being one of the earliest cancer pathways identified.
Infections Cause 1 in 6 Cancers
Millions of people around the world are diagnosed with cancer after being infected with a virus, bacteria or parasite. That accounts for one in six cancers.
Brazilian Liver Cancer Treatment
New research from Brazil details a small clinical trial in patients with inoperable liver cancers treated with magnetic fields.