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Subspecialties Biochemistry and molecular biology, Oncology

A Longer Life With Liver Cancer

Statistics for patients diagnosed with liver cancer are bleak – only 18.4 percent survive past five years in the US (1). The most common form of primary liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is notoriously difficult to treat, with multikinase inhibitors, such as sorafenib and regorafenib, extending overall survival by less than three months. But the future looks brighter; new research from a team led by Mien-Chie Hung at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center shows that a cellular pathway closely linked to cancer may prolong immunotherapy and reduce its side effects.

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Luke Turner

While completing my undergraduate degree in Biology, I soon discovered that my passion and strength was for writing about science rather than working in the lab. My master’s degree in Science Communication allowed me to develop my science writing skills and I was lucky enough to come to Texere Publishing straight from University. Here I am given the opportunity to write about cutting edge research and engage with leading scientists, while also being part of a fantastic team!

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