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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.

Blood Sample Offers a New Way of Detecting Cancer

Blood Sample Offers a New Way of Detecting Cancer

RNA test of blood platelets can detect, classify, and pinpoint the location of cancer by analyzing a sample equivalent to 1 drop of blood. Using this new method, researchers were able to identify cancer with 96% accuracy.

New Approach to Postsurgical Care Reduces Patient Recovery Time After Liver Resection

Patients undergoing oncologic liver surgeries who participated in an enhanced recovery program returned sooner to their normal life function and to adjuvant cancer therapies than patients who were treated with a traditional approach to perioperative care.

Probiotics Lower Rate of Infection Following Liver Transplant

Probiotics Lower Rate of Infection Following Liver Transplant

Results of a meta-analysis shows reduction in rate of infection and shorter length of hospital stay with receipt of prebiotics and probiotics before surgery.

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