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Liver Cancer Diagnosis Research: RNA-based digital assay of circulating tumor cells may improve diagnosis, monitoring of liver cancer

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – Use of an advanced form of the commonly used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method to analyze circulating tumor cells (CTCs) may greatly increase the ability to diagnose early-stage cancer, increasing the likelihood of successful treatment. In their report published in PNAS, a team from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center describe […]

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Hepatocellular Carcinoma Research News: One more piece in the puzzle of liver cancer identified

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA) – Researchers discover unexpected role of signalling protein in hepatocellular carcinoma. Manuela Baccarini and her team at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of the University of Vienna and Medical University of Vienna are one step closer to unravelling the mechanisms behind liver cancer. The researchers discovered that RAF1, a protein known as […]

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Liver Cancer Research News: Unexpected Activity of Two Enzymes Helps Explain Why Liver Cancer Drugs Fail

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(SOURCE: University of California San Diego School of Medicine) – Some cancers are caused by loss of enzymes that should keep cell growth in check. On the flip side, some are caused by over-activation of enzymes that enhance cell growth. Yet drugs that inhibit the overactive enzymes have failed to work against liver cancer. In mouse models, […]

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New Technique May Aid in Future Development of Anti-cancer Treatment

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(UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD) According to a recent article from the University of Huddersfield, researchers there have developed a new lab technique that may aid the development and success rate of an important anti-cancer treatment. Used particularly in cases of liver cancer, polymer beads are injected into arteries that feed a tumor, where they block the blood […]