How bile duct cancer develops and how it can be prevented
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) What promotes the development of bile duct cancer in the liver? Are these factors different from those that are responsible for the much more common hepatocellular carcinomas? Scientists from the Heidelberg and Munich have been the first to uncover the molecular causes that selectively lead to the development of bile duct cancer in mice. The researchers also discovered that antioxidants or an inhibitor of a specific key enzyme can be used to stop this cancer-promoting process.