Liver News

New high-dose radiation therapy available for pediatric liver cancer patientsOct 4, 2018
A team of physician-scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital are now using a new treatment option for pediatric patients with liver tumors, called Transarterial Radioembolization (TARE).
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease a risk factor for liver cancerAug 27, 2018
To establish a better understanding of the link between the risk for liver cancer and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers conducted a large, retrospective study of patients with and without NAFLD.
The ABCDEs of Viral HepatitisJul 27, 2018
Baylor experts say awareness and diagnosis of viral hepatitis infection is the first step to taking control and making changes to either prevent or treat this potentially deadly infection.
Novel mouse model more closely resembles human liver Jun 28, 2017
Researchers have developed a new mouse model with human cells which show more accurate results as to how a human might metabolize a drug.
Analyses of liver cancer reveals unexpected genetic playersJun 15, 2017
Researchers analyzed 363 liver cancer cases to learn more about the genetic causes of this cancer, and to identify potential new therapeutic targets.
Disturbing circadian rhythm connected to higher risk of liver cancer in mice; link to humansNov 23, 2016
A team of researchers says disrupting a regular sleep routine can trigger the development of liver cancer in mice.
One-time treatment rescues lethal metabolic liver disease in miceAug 30, 2016
Researchers have shown in mice that deleting a gene associated with liver disorder tyrosinaemia type I, they can turn the once deadly illness benign.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $10 million from CPRIT for prevention and facility support servicesAug 22, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers awarded more than $10 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to support evidence-based cancer prevention services and core facility.
Simple blood test developed to screen for life-threatening liver diseaseAug 10, 2016
A new way to detect biliary atresia and other neonatal liver diseases in newborns could reduce the number of infants needing liver transplantation.
Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazardMay 2, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine is raising awareness that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety.