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2014-04-03 12:30:57

A statement by Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, Ronald O. Valdiserri, MD, MPH WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, federal partners launched an updated Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (2014-2016), building upon the nation's first comprehensive cross-agency action plan to combat viral hepatitis. The three-year renewal of the Action Plan builds upon the substantial progress accomplished since 2011...

2014-03-26 16:15:10

In a series of studies involving 140 American men and women with liver tumors, researchers at Johns Hopkins have used specialized 3-D MRI scans to precisely measure living and dying tumor tissue to quickly show whether highly toxic chemotherapy – delivered directly through a tumor's blood supply – is working. The investigators say their findings, to be presented March 22-27 in San Diego at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, are the first "proof of principle"...

2014-03-25 08:29:46

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the New York Viral Hepatitis Summit presented by the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) on Thursday, March 20 at Harlem Hospital Center in New York City, medical experts, public health officials, and community health advocates discussed the latest medical research, diagnosis and treatment options, and community health implications of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), emphasizing the disproportionate impact of HCV on the...

2014-03-24 12:30:19

Largest Study of Its Kind Shows Minimally Invasive Treatment May Slow Disease Progression in Liver While Maintaining Quality of Life SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A minimally invasive treatment that delivers cancer-killing radiation directly to tumors shows promise in treating breast cancer that has spread to the liver when no other treatment options remain, according to research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 39th Annual...

2014-03-24 08:28:31

PRINCETON, N.J., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX: SRX) and Guerbet S.A. (GBT.PA) are pleased to announce today that the two companies are entering into a collaboration to advance research in primary and secondary metastatic liver cancer. The objective of the collaboration is to evaluate the unmet clinical need in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, metastatic colorectal cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and a range of other secondary liver cancers*....

2014-03-24 08:27:25

Data to be presented in April at the European Association for the Study of the Liver Meeting CARLSBAD, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced that treatment with an antisense compound targeting hepatitis B virus (HBV) produced dose-dependent reductions in all measured liver and serum viral markers of HBV infection in animal models of HBV infection. These data will be presented at the 49(th) annual meeting of the European...

2014-03-24 08:27:23

NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH) is a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company mainly focused on the treatment of primary and metastatic liver cancers. Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world with nearly 780,000 new cases diagnosed each year. It is estimated by Global Industry Analysts (GIA) that the potential market for liver cancer worldwide will exceed $2 billion by the year 2015. Primary liver cancer...

2014-03-20 08:30:23

WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MCET) has filed additional U.S. and international patent applications covering MCT-485 and its composition of matter, biological targets, mechanism of action, and methods and formulations for therapeutic use. MCT-485 is a very small noncoding double stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecule which has demonstrated a unique cytotoxic, oncolytic, and immune stimulating activity in in vitro models of...

2014-03-17 08:28:41

CF102 has Orphan Drug Designation from U.S. FDA PETACH TIKVA, Israel, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can-Fite BioPharma (TASE: CFBI), (NYSE MKT:CANF), a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today that a Phase II study protocol for the treatment of advanced liver cancer with its CF102 has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) in Israel. The company plans to conduct...

2014-03-13 08:28:52

Overall Survival Data from the HEAT Study Supports Continued Clinical Development of ThermoDox in Primary Liver Cancer LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN), an oncology drug development company, today announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013, and provided an update on its clinical trials of ThermoDox®, Celsion's proprietary heat-activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin. ThermoDox is being...


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Hepatitis B
2013-02-25 09:11:23

Image Caption: This electron micrograph reveals the presence of hepatitis-B virus HBV "Dane particles", or virions. Credit: CDC/Wikipedia Hepatitis B: What Is It? Hepatitis simply means a swelling or inflammation of the liver. The type hepatitis that a person contracts (there are 5 common forms) affects their long-term prognosis. The most common and most severe of these different types of liver infection is Hepatitis B, which is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is typically...

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2011-01-20 19:14:56

Hepatitis B virus, HBV, is a part of the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. HBV can lead to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and has been linked to pancreatic cancer. It is classified as a species of the Orthohepadnavirus. Similar viruses have been found worldwide in great apes and monkeys. There a few different genotypes and they all differ by at least 8% of the sequence and have distinct geographical distributions and this has been associated with anthropological history. Type A is...

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2011-01-12 15:49:29

Hepadnaviruses can cause liver infections in humans and animals. The two recognized genera are Genus Orthohepadnavirus and Genus Avihepadnavirus. It has a small genome of partially double-stranded, partially single stranded circular DNA. It is a group 7 virus that uses an RNA intermediate during replication. Most people who come into contact with the virus are able to clear the infection alone although some cannot and usually progress to fulminant hepatitis. It can cause sever liver...

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