(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 […]
(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 […]
(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, […]
(UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON HEALTH SCIENCES/UW MEDICINE) According to a recent press release, the virus that causes hepatitis C protects itself by blocking signals that call up immune defenses in liver cells, according to University of Washington researchers and colleagues reporting Nov. 14 in Nature Medicine.
(UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS) According to a recent press release, a virus that causes childhood coughs and colds could help in the fight against primary liver cancer, according to a study. Reovirus stimulates the body’s own immune system to kill off the cancerous cells, the researchers at the University of Leeds found. In addition, Reovirus is able […]
(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 […]