Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treatment News and Information

What is a Hepatocellular Carcinoma? (Definition)

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) accounts for most liver cancers. This type of cancer occurs more often in men than women. It is usually diagnosed in people age 50 or older. Most cases of HCC are as a result of either a viral hepatitis infection (hepatitis B or C), metabolic toxins such as alcohol or aflatoxin, conditions like hemochromatosis and alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency or NASH. Treatment options for HCC and prognosis are dependent on many factors but especially on tumour size, staging, and extent of liver injury.

Symptoms of liver cancer may include:

  • Abdominal pain or tenderness, especially in the upper-right part
    Easy bruising or bleeding
    Enlarged abdomen
    Yellow skin or eyes (jaundice)
    Unexplained weight loss

See below for updated news and information regarding Hepatocellular Carcinomas including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treatment News and Research

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

(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 an oncogene in other systems, ...
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