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December 8, 2005

Link Between Liver Cancer and Hepatitis C Studied

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals clues about the link between liver cancer and hepatitis C. Scientists have long noted a link between chronic hepatitis C infection and an increased risk for liver cancer, and a new study may help explain why.

"What we've found is that one of the hepatitis C virus proteins (NS5B) targets a cell protein (retinoblastoma) that is crucial for suppressing the development of tumors, interfering with its ability to control cell proliferation." (

August 26, 2005

August Wilson Dying from Liver Cancer

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson has been diagnosed with liver cancer and told a newspaper in his native Pittsburgh that he is dying. Wilson, 60, who lives in Seattle, was diagnosed with the ailment in June. (

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April 20, 2005

Measles Virus May Treat Liver Cancer

A weakened measles virus, modified with a protein that normally takes up iodine in the thyroid gland, is being studied to treat human liver cancer cells grafted in an animal model. (

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March 27, 2005

Coffee May Prevent Liver Cancer

A Japanese study, published in a recent issue of Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggested that drinking two or three cups of coffee a day may help prevent liver cancer. (

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March 8, 2005

Diabetes Increases Risk for Liver Cancer

It appears that diabetes is a strong risk factor for liver cancer, raising the risk two- to three-fold, investigators report. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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November 1, 2004

Liver Cancer Fastest Growing Cancer in U.S.

A preliminary report from the Liver Cancer Network shows that liver cancer is increasing at the fastest rate of any other cancer in the US. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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