New high-dose radiation therapy available for pediatric liver cancer patients Oct 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 cancer Aug 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 Hepatitis Jul 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 players Jun 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 humans Nov 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 mice Aug 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 services Aug 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 disease Aug 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 hazard May 2, 2016 Baylor College of Medicine is raising awareness that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety.