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Premedication With Antiemetic Improves Length of Stay and Readmissions for a Liver Cancer Procedure

Including an antiemetic in the preprocedure medications for patients with liver cancer undergoing drug eluting bead chemoembolization (DEB TACE) can shorten hospital stays and reduce the chance for readmission due to complications.

Adding Doxorubicin to Sorafenib Does Not Improve Overall Survival in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Adding Doxorubicin to Sorafenib Does Not Improve Overall Survival in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

In patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), adding doxorubicin to sorafenib did not improve overall survival or progression-free survival and resulted in higher toxicity compared to sorafenib alone, results from a phase 3 study presented at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting have shown.

Survival for Patients With Liver Cancer Differs by Race

A study of nearly 1000 patients with HCC found that black patients with the disease had a 33% greater risk of death compared with non-Hispanic whites.

Oncology Nurses Ideal for Educating Patients on Portal Vein Thrombosis

Oncology Nurses Ideal for Educating Patients on Portal Vein Thrombosis

Oncology nurses are in an ideal position to educate patients with gastrointestinal malignancies and PVT about risk factors, clinical presentation, complications, and treatment options to prevent further extension of the clot.

Novel Delivery Method Repurposes Existing Drug to Treat Liver Cancer

An interdisciplinary collaboration between prominent academic and industry investigators discovered a novel method for repositioning an FDA-approved anticancer compound so it can specifically target liver cancer tumors.

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