Modern TCM shows promise against liver cancer metastasis

(Natural News) Liver cancer is one of the deadliest types of human cancer. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which often occurs in patients with already existing liver disease, is considered the most common form of liver cancer. One of the main characteristics of HCC is its tendency to migrate or metastasize to the lungs. Metastasis of cancer...
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Taesung Park Aberrations of the human microbiome are associated with diverse liver diseases, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Even if we can associate specific microbes with particular diseases, it is difficult to know mechanistically how the microbe contributes to the pathophysiology. Here, we sought to reveal the functional potential of the HCC-associated microbiome with the human metabolome which is known to play a role in connecting host phenotype to microbiome function. To utilize both microbiome and metabolomic data sets, we propose an innovative, pathway-based analysis, Hierarchical structural Componen...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemi c therapy. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding approval of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin in this disease setting, along with the full details of the approved indication, is expe...
Source: Roche Investor Update - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Semin Liver Dis DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709492Liver transplantation (LT) is an optimal treatment option for early-stage unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis as it provides a treatment for underlying liver disease as well as a decreased incidence of recurrent cancer compared with alternative treatment strategies. A primary barrier to LT for HCC is the critical shortage of available liver allografts. The system of prioritization and access to deceased donor transplantation for patient with HCC in the United States has continued to evolve, while variable approaches including no additional priori...
Source: Seminars in Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
In conclusion, long-term feeding of either HFHF or WDHC are reliable methods to induce NASH and diet-potentiated liver cancer in mice of both sexes; however, the choice of diet involves a trade-off between severity of metabolic syndrome and liver damage. PMID: 32924526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Am J Physiol Endocri... - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
ConclusionThe diagnosis of HCC in the Brazilian public health is usually made in patients with no previous diagnosis of liver disease and in advanced stages, when no curative treatment is available and survival rates are low. Public health policies are key for the screening and monitoring liver disease and, consequently, HCC.
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract Heat shock protein 27 (HSP27), an intracellular molecular chaperone, is involved in the pathogenesis of cancer by promoting both tumor cell proliferation and resistance to therapy. HSP27 is also present in the circulation and circulating HSP27 (sHSP27) can elicit an autoimmune response with production of antibodies. Levels of sHSP27 are enhanced in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); it is, however, unknown whether changes in HSP27 antibody levels occur in patients with HCC and can be exploited as a circulating biomarker of HCC. Our aim was to assess the potential association between newly diagn...
Source: Cell Stress and Chaperones - Category: Cytology Authors: Tags: Cell Stress Chaperones Source Type: research
Authors: Yang JD, Luu M, Singal AG, Noureddin M, Kuo A, Ayoub WS, Sundaram V, Kotler H, Kim IK, Todo T, Voidonikolas G, Brennan TV, Kosari K, Klein AS, Hendifar A, Lu SC, Nissen NN, Gong J Abstract BACKGROUND: It remains unknown to what extent hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) are detected very early (T1 stage; ie, unifocal
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of cancer mortality, but unlike other leading causes of cancer death, HCC is increasing in mortality and burden of management. Management of HCC is unique because it usually arises in a diseased liver, which itself may be a driver of mortality. Multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) for the management of complex diseases are becoming more common, but are especially needed in the management of patients with HCC. Liver cancer MDTs are used in most centers providing comprehensive care for patients with HCC, and should be considered the standard of care for these patients.
Source: Clinics in Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major cause of chronic viral hepatitis, severe liver diseases, and liver cancer. Approximately 250 million people worldwide are chronically infected with HBV and it is estimated that one million people die annually, mostly from cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (WHO, 2019a). About 5% of chronic HBV carriers are co-infected with hepatitis delta virus (HDV) (WHO, 2019b) which is a defective RNA virus that requires hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) for its replication (Taylor, 2003).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Hepatocellular carcinoma is a highly prevalent and lethal cancer that many therapeutics are being tested for this disease. It has the potential to be a highly immune-responsive tumor given its inflammatory origins. The first immunotherapies were anti-programmed death-1 monotherapies, which improved response rates and survival. Novel immunotherapy combinations and immunotherapy show promise in frontline treatment. The novel antibody therapy combination of atezolizumab and bevacizumab may be practice changing. Although these landmark studies seem to offer new treatment options, the role of immunotherapy in the liver transpla...
Source: Clinics in Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
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