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2008-09-03 09:00:46

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Sept. 3, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new imaging system that allows physicians to examine tissue at the cellular level from inside the body may now enable them to more effectively diagnose cancer of the bile ducts, according to a new study in the September 2008 issue of the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. This cancer, medically known as cholangiocarcinoma, is one of the most difficult to detect and treat. "Accurate diagnosis and staging of cancer of the...

2008-08-29 03:00:20

By Howard, J Harrison Tzeng, Ching-Wei D; Smith, J Kevin; Eckhoff, Devon E; Bynon, J Steve; Wang, Thomas; Arnoletti, J Pablo; Heslin, Martin J Surgical resection of primary or metastatic tumors of the liver offers patients the best long-term survival. Liver resections may not be appropriate in patients with bilobar metastases, liver dysfunction, or severe comorbidities. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a technique used to destroy unresectable hepatic tumors through thermocoagulation. We...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Kim, Tad Grobmyer, Stephen R; Dixon, Lisa R; Hochwald, Steven N We present an interesting case of a 62-year-old woman with a 3- month history of vague, left-sided abdominal pain. CT imaging revealed a hypodense lesion in the tail of the pancreas. The patient had no history of pancreatitis or autoimmune diseases. Laboratory testing revealed a normal CA19-9 (33 U/mL) and an elevated IgG4 (133 mg/dL). Due to concerns of pancreatic malignancy, she underwent operation. We found a dense,...

2008-08-28 03:00:53

Protherics has started a Phase IIa proof-of-concept study of Prolarix, a targeted prodrug chemotherapy being developed for the treatment of primary liver cancer. The Phase IIa proof-of-concept study is designed to evaluate tumor response in addition to safety and tolerability of Prolarix in 14 patients with non-resectable hepatocellular carcinoma who have not been treated with sorafenib. The study has been initiated at a site in Belgium and additional study sites in east Asia have been...

2008-08-11 18:00:13

Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumor of the pancreas. Each year about 60,000 are diagnosed in the UK. Depending on the extent of the tumour at the time of diagnosis, the prognosis is generally regarded as poor, with less than 5% of those diagnosed still alive five years after diagnosis, and complete remission still extremely rare. Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is difficult because the symptoms are so non-specific and varied. Common symptoms include pain in the upper abdomen that...

2008-05-15 03:00:07

By Malhotra, Reenu K Li, Wei Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are uncommon tumors representing 2% of all gastrointestinal tumors. We report a case of a 21-year-old man with Xlinked hyperimmunoglobulin M (hyper-IgM) syndrome who presented with diarrhea and jaundice. An ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging showed multiple variable- sized lesions in the liver and peripancreatic lymphadenopathy. The morphologic and immunohistochemical features of the biopsies from the liver and...

2008-01-28 15:35:53

Findings are most definitive so far in linking tumor size and patient prognosis The odds of surviving cancer of the pancreas increase dramatically for patients whose tumors are smallest, according to a new study by researchers at Saint Louis University and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston "“ the first study to specifically evaluate the link between tumor size and survival rates for one of the most common and deadly cancers. The findings "“ in the current edition of...

2006-07-07 21:58:19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results of a study conducted in China indicate that drinking tea reduces the risk of bile stones and cancer, especially among women. Bile stones, which are often seen in women and have been linked to obesity, occur in the ducts that transfer bile from the liver to the small intestine. If the stones block the opening of the gallbladder, they can cause discomfort and pain, typically located just below the rib cage on the right side of the abdomen. At this...

2005-12-05 14:15:13

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adding high-dose radiation therapy to local chemotherapy improves the survival of patients with liver cancers that can't be removed surgically, according to a new report. "I would like physicians to be aware of the potential usefulness of high-dose ... radiotherapy for those patients who do not have surgical options," Dr. Edgar Ben-Josef from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, told Reuters Health. "There is currently little awareness...

2005-09-09 18:55:06

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A new treatment for patients with a type of bile duct cancer promises a greater chance at survival by combining radiation, chemotherapy and liver transplantation, Mayo Clinic physicians report in the September issue of the Annals of Surgery. The five-year survival rate for patients who received a liver transplant after radiation and chemotherapy was 82 percent, significantly higher than for those who had a conventional operation. "With the combined benefits of radiation,...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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