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2012-01-18 22:38:45

Mass. General Hospital Cancer Center findings could lead to targeted treatment for deadly tumor Investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center have identified a new genetic signature associated with bile duct cancer, a usually deadly tumor for which effective treatment currently is limited. Their report, which has been published online in The Oncologist, finds that growth-enhancing mutations in two related genes may account for nearly a quarter of bile duct tumors...

2011-10-24 12:51:01

The human liver fluke Clonorchis sinensis affects more than 35 million people in South East Asia and 15 million in China. Infection by this parasite causes clonorchiasis. Repeated or chronic infection can lead to serious disease of the liver, gall bladder or bile ducts, including the frequently fatal bile duct cancer - cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). The complete genome sequence the genome of C. sinensis, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biology, has provided insight into...

2011-07-21 14:10:36

Incidence rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) have increased in the U.S. This population-based study publishing in the August issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, found that metabolic syndrome significantly increases risk of developing these primary liver cancers. According to data from the National Cancer Institute, 24,120 new cases of liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancer and close to...

2011-04-04 12:55:31

Scientists have confirmed that metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, may also increase the risk of the two most common types of liver cancer, according to data presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6. Katherine McGlynn, Ph.D., a senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute, said approximately one-third of the U.S. population has metabolic syndrome, which is defined as the co-occurrence of...

2011-04-03 21:51:37

Well-known drug provides new hope for difficult to treat liver cancer patients Thalidomide has shown potential to be used as the first adjuvant therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to data presented at the International Liver CongressTM 2011. A new study found thalidomide gave HCC patients who'd undergone grossly curative resection surgical removal of the cancerous part of the liver double the two-year disease free survival rate (65%) compared to placebo (33%). However, the...

2011-02-02 00:00:48

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation has designated February as cholangiocarcinoma awareness month. (PRWEB) February 1, 2011 The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation has designated February as cholangiocarcinoma awareness month. Several events will be taking place this month in order to raise awareness of this rare cancer. Events include fundraising for 2011's Young Investigator Award, awareness drives on Facebook and Twitter and a call on Congress. "We wanted to designate a month where our...

2011-01-29 00:02:15

A recent study of 110 patients suffering from malignant pleural mesothelioma has found that although single modality therapy has traditionally been the most common treatment approach, it has largely failed to treat this aggressive cancer, leading to a continued poor prognosis. However, this study, led by Dr. Hesham A. El Hossieny, found that those patients who undergo a multimodal treatment regimen, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation show the greatest results, especially when these...

2010-12-16 13:35:54

RFA highly valuable therapy for controlling cancerous nodules Researchers from Italy determined that radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe and effective therapy for managing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhotic patients. The high repeatability of RFA is advantageous in controlling recurrences of cancerous tumors in the liver. Results of this 10-year retrospective study are available in the January 2011 issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the...

2010-10-26 00:28:31

Treatment offers patients an alternative to surgery Adding chemotherapy to radiation therapy for muscle invasive bladder cancer allows 67 percent of people to be free of disease in their bladders two years after treatment. This compares to 54 percent of people who receive radiation alone, according to the largest randomized study of its kind presented at the plenary session, November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "The trial shows...


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Chinese Liver Fluke, Clonorchis sinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Chinese liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis) is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It can be found in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan, and China and is present in nearly 30,000,000 humans today. It is thought to be one of the world’s most pervading parasites. The Chinese liver fluke requires two intermediate, or secondary, hosts and one definitive, or main, host to successfully complete its lifecycle. The first intermediate host is typically...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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