The Week in Review: October 6 – October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 News Recap: Research & Discoveries After an intense hunt, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) can now describe an important part of the disease's guerrilla tactics: how hepatitis C converts innocent cells into outright virus factories.  How hepatitis C hides in the body. Apparently, liver cancer can be caught at an early stage through a newly developed blood test, improving the odd...

Treating Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Fight Against the Odds

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third cause of cancer-related death and accounts for more than 90% of primary liver cancers.  It is most frequently diagnosed at an advanced stage in patients with chronic liver injury and cirrhosis.  Despite dedicated research in the last few decades, significant advancements in the treatment of HCC have not been achieved,  and HCC still belongs to the category of cancers with a very low 5-year survival rate of less t