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28 min ago | AsianWeek
Many liver cancers are caused by hepatitis B infection. Hep B disproportionately affects the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
4 hrs ago | USA Today
Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce a cheaper version of its popular, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. $1,000-a-pill hep C treatment to be cheaper abroad Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce a cheaper version of its popular, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries.
Almost 20 percent cancer patients wait to enroll in Hospice until their last three days of life. Their courage and determination is admirable, Hospice is palliative care, but it shortchanges both patients and their families and a new paper seeks to create a profile for people like to be late admissions.
THE Clarke family will be the centre of attention at a trivia night to be held on Saturday evening to raise funds for cancer sufferer Lyndsey Clarke. RAISING FUNDS: Lyndsey, Nyah and Ben Clarke are determined to buy some time in Lindsey's battle against cancer.
Bacteria, cancer cells, and cells infected with viruses aren't usually considered things of beauty, but in the hands of artist Vik Muniz and MIT postdoctoral fellow Tal Danino , that's exactly what they've become. The pair invented a three-part process in which they create an image, get the cells to stick to it, and then print the image using microscopy and photolithographic techniques.
As Charles Shivers and his fiance sat in their kitchen Wednesday night talking about their upcoming wedding on Sunday, they knew it would not have been possible without the support of their local community. In August, Charles was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer.
A recent editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine makes a strong case for technology-assisted care coordination. As Matthew J. Press, a doctor at Weill Cornell Medical College, describes the case of Mr. K , a 70-year-old patient with liver cancer and kidney stones, it becomes clear that his complex series of interrelated procedures and office visits involving 11 other clinicians wouldn't have been possible without healthcare IT.
2010-529501, titled, "Method for inducing hepatocyte proliferation and uses thereof," by the Japanese Patent Office. The patent covers Can-Fite's clinical stage drug candidate, CF102, in the treatment of liver regeneration and function following liver surgery or other injury via inhibition of pro-apoptotic proteins, resulting in liver repair.
Studies of liver cancer risk in recipients of solid organ transplants generally have been small, yielding mixed results, and little is known about biliary tract cancers among transplant recipients. Dr Jill Koshiol and colleagues identified incident hepatobiliary cancers among 201,549 US recipients of solid organs, from 1987 through 2008, by linking data from the US transplant registry with 15 cancer registries.
Kristy Smith column: Drive For a Cure's special meaning Tractors hit the road Saturday, seeking a cure for cancer Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1rWL0nc Brian Combs of Homer will lead Calhoun County's Driving For a Cure cancer treatment fundraiser on Saturday aboard his 1967 John Deere 3020 diesel tractor. For Homer's Brian Combs, who will be atop his 1967 John Deere 3020 diesel tractor on Saturday leading off Calhoun County's Driving For a Cure cancer treatment fundraiser, the event will have a special meaning.
The MRIdian system from ViewRay, a privately held medical device company, is now being used to treat patients at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison, Wisconsin, the second clinical group in the world to treat patients with MRI-guided radiation therapy . With yesterday's treatment, the center also became the first clinic in the world to employ the soft-tissue tracking beam control feature of ViewRay's MRIdian system.
Dan Reesor, a prosecutor with the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office, was diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year. His doctor told him without a liver transplant, he will die.
"We continued to advance the bavituximab clinical program on multiple fronts with the major focus on executing the SUNRISE Phase III trial which is progressing well with the initiation of new global clinical sites bringing the total participating sites to over 130. In addition, our collaborator at UT Southwestern recently completed enrollment in an important liver cancer study opening the door for data from this study as well as other bavituximab clinical trials to be presented over the coming months," said Steven W. King, president and chief executive officer of Peregrine.
Results demonstrate in vivo efficacy, including sustained tumor regression and complete remissions in mice with tumors that represent a genomically defined subset of human HCC. The oral presentation was given at the International Liver Cancer Association 8th Annual Conference in "Our preclinical data are early promising proof for the potential clinical benefit of targeting a defined subset of HCC patients based on the genetic profile of their cancers," said , PhD, MBA, chief scientific officer of Blueprint Medicines.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:36 pm
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