Navigation Links
Early Detection Of Primary Liver Cancer Would Save Millions Of Lives

Researchers at the University of Birmingham had developed a new technology that will help in the early diagnosis of liver cancer among people who are at a high risk. It is a blood test, which measures the protein levels // combined with the computer analysis, which can detect typical; changes seen in the early liver cancer patients.

This discovery would save millions of lives because live cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases. If it were diagnosed in the early stage then it would be easy to treat the patient. The findings of the research were published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Hepatocellular carcinoma or liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world and it is widespread in East Asia. Usually people with cirrhosis of the liver are more prone to develop liver cancer and hence highly sensitive tests are required to detect the disease and prevent it among the patients suffering from liver cirrhosis.

Professor Philip Johnson said that through this research they were able to distinguish people who had early liver cancer from those who without the disease. This method is very accurate and sensitive than any of the present techniques such as the existing liver cancer blood test.

But further studies have to be performed so that the test can be performed on many people.

Apart from cirrhosis of the liver various disease that cause damage to the liver like the hepatitis B and C viruses, causing Hepatitis greatly increase the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Vaccinations against the hepatitis B virus are now administered to children to protect them against the disease, but there are millions of people who are already infected with the disease. In case of hepatitis C, there is no effective vaccine and the incidence of liver cancer still remains high in the global scenario.

At present high-risk groups can be screened with the help of ultrasound scans and test for the presence of a single protein in the blood called alpha-fetoprotein. Though it is a good indicator of advanced stages of the liver cancer, but it is a poor indicator of early stage liver cancer.


Related medicine news :

1. Early detection of prostate cancer
2. Early detection of heart attack
3. Early puberty linked to nutrition
4. Early Clue to Down Syndrome
5. Early delivery can prevent cancer
6. Early puberty more resistance
7. Early menopause- The cause
8. Early menopause- The cause
9. Early Warning System For Breast Cancer
10. Early therapy aids eyesight
11. Early detection of colorectal cancer may be hindered by coloured toilet disinfectants
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/29/2015)... ... ... Effective immediately, every single IguanaMed scrub style will be available at Target via ... “Buy One Scrub Set, Get the 2nd Scrub Set 50% Off” for a limited ... price. , IguanaMed’s mission is to outfit every healer around the world ...
(Date:11/28/2015)... , ... November 28, 2015 , ... Safe storage for ... of two inventors, one from Lakewood, New Jersey and the other from Bradley Beach, ... patent-pending PROTECTOR to save the expense of having to replace NuvaRings more often than ...
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... November 28, 2015 , ... Pixel Film Studios is back again ... choose from, the possibilities are endless. Users have full control over angle of view, ... masking effects, users are sure to get heads to turn. , ProPanel: Pulse offers ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... According to an article published November 6th ... the University of British Columbia suggested that laws requiring bicyclists to wear helmets may ... part of the reason for the controversial conclusion is that, while helmets have certainly ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... A team of ... ways to treat it. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the findings on the website. ... Hospital Zurich analyzed the cases of 136 mesothelioma patients who were treated with chemotherapy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 ) ... "Radioimmunoassay Market by Type (Reagents & Kits, ... Clinical Diagnostic Labs), Application (Research, Clinical Diagnostics), ... report to their offering. --> ... of the "Radioimmunoassay Market by Type ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015 ... "Global Brain Monitoring Devices Market 2015-2019" ... ) has announced the addition ... Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... ) has announced the addition of ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... of a Biologics License Application (BLA) with ... Administration (FDA) for ABP 501, a biosimilar candidate to ... the first adalimumab biosimilar application submitted to the FDA ... biosimilar pathway. Sean E. Harper , M.D., ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: