Navigation Links
Blood Marker Might Help Spot Early Liver Cancer
Date:9/18/2007

Widespread hepatitis infection means millions are at risk, researchers note

TUESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Chinese researchers have identified a liver cancer marker in blood that may help identify patients with early-stage liver cancer and predict how well they'll do after treatment.

They found an altered version of RASSF1A -- a tumor suppressing gene -- in the blood of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and in 58 percent of patients infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), which increases the risk of liver cancer.

The altered gene was not detected in healthy people.

The team also found that patients who'd been treated for HCC but had high levels of the altered gene were more likely to suffer a cancer relapse.

Widespread HBV infection in China means that almost 10 percent of the country's population is at high risk for HCC, which has a low survival rate if not detected and treated early.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong researchers said they hope their findings will lead to the development of an effective clinical test for early detection of HCC.

The study was to be presented Tuesday at an American Association for Cancer Research conference in Atlanta.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about liver cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research, news release, Sept. 18, 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue
2. Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
3. Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant
4. Spouses and other partners lower blood pressure says new research
5. H2O - a cure for low blood pressure
6. Uncontrolled blood pressure
7. Weight and Blood Pressure
8. Grandmother’s diet in pregnancy can affect grandchildren’s blood sugr
9. Early diagnosis for autism from blood tests may be possible
10. Antibiotic from crab blood indentified
11. Gum disease may be caused by blood clotting gene
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/7/2016)... KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... of clinical trials with the announcement that it is one of the early adopters ... EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is designed to provide companies on both sides of the ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... "Today, MHA and mental health ... health systems reform legislation in more than fifty years. We applaud the bipartisan ... our elected officials to improving mental health services and supports in our nation. ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... in their bodies, a researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount ... The study found that when young children are exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Wavelink, an industry leader that ... a new partnership with Splashtop Inc. This remote control for Android extends Wavelink’s ... businesses maximize their uptime and productivity. , Wavelink offers powerful enterprise mobility management ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... acquired Presence Technology, S.L. (“Presence”) for a purchase price of approximately $17.4 ... other considerations. Presence’s annual revenue is approximately $13.2 million. Headquartered in Barcelona, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Pa. , Dec. 8, 2016  Pennsylvania ... Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Gary ... and insomnia medications, known as benzodiazepines, developed with ... "Benzodiazepines are medications that are frequently prescribed ... when they are used with opioid pain medications, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Information products and services provider Elsevier has launched ... world,s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, providing the ... 5,000 publishers. The new set of metrics will improve decisions on ... adjust a journal,s editorial strategy. ... , CiteScore metrics comprise ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... December 8, 2016 According to the ... Pens Market is expected to be worth US$9.7 bn ... in 2015. Between the forecast years of 2016 and 2024, ... of 7.9%. The leading players operating in the global diabetes ... Company, AstraZaneca plc., Biocon Ltd., and Sanofi S.A. Transparency Market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: