Conference on Liver Cancer
The AACR Special Conference: Advances in the Pathogenesis and Molecular Therapies of Liver Cancer will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, in May 2022.
A 2020 AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants has been given to Robert Eil, MD, of Oregon Health & Science University for his project “focusing on the ionic checkpoint’s impact on T cell antitumor activity.
Dr. Eil will investigate the claim that potassium (K+)-sensitive signal transduction inhibits T-cell activity by suppressing cancer cell death.
“Dr. Eil stated that receiving this Transformative Cancer Research Grant from the AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation is a significant step in his progress as an independent scientist.
The Transformative Cancer Research Grants Program generously enables researchers to conduct cutting-edge research that has the potential to improve cancer patient outcomes and guide and develop cancer treatment.
The most prevalent cancers are represented by the following colors:
- White Lung Cancer
- gray brain tumor
- Pink breast cancer
- Emerald-green liver cancer
- Lime green: lymphoma
- Light blue: prostate cancer
- Periwinkle blue: stomach cancer
- Yellow: bone cancer
- Dark blue: colon cancer
However, there are still more on the list, and some tumors even have a common color. The color orange stands for leukemia and kidney cancer. Green denotes cancers of the liver, lymphoma, and gallbladder. Purple hues stand for esophageal, stomach, testicular, leiomyosarcoma, pancreatic, and Hodgkin lymphoma cancers.
Some advocates believe that this tsunami of wristbands, keychains, and coffee cups that resembles tie-dye may further muddle the focus on certain illnesses.
Think about prostate and colorectal cancer. Before switching to dark blue ribbons, supporters of colorectal cancer wore brown ribbons. While doing so, those promoting awareness of prostate cancer employ light blue The Prostate Cancer Foundation publishes the precise mathematical formula for a shade that is so accurate.
Thomas N. Kirk, president and CEO of Us TOO, which offers educational materials, services, and 300 volunteer-led support groups for persons with prostate cancer, said throughout the years that marketing experts have told him that the blue is confusing to people because they don’t know what it represents.
According to Kirk, the light blue hue associated with prostate cancer and the teal color of ovarian cancer are quite similar. Prostate cancer and ovarian cancer share the same (awareness) month when buildings are lit up in September. Many times, when individuals notice a blue color, they assume it is either prostate cancer or ovarian cancer.
Green, purple, or red?
There are also certain types of blood malignancies. According to a group called the Lymphoma Club, lime green was adopted as the official color to support all lymphoma causes in 1999, and in 2001, Hodgkin lymphoma patient Matt Terry chose violet to symbolize his particular disease. In order to recognize all types of lymphoma, survivors of those illnesses combined the two hues in a heart-shaped awareness ribbon in 2007. However, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society started using red to symbolize all blood malignancies in 2009.
According to Andrea Greif, senior director of communications for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, there has never really been unanimity about which hue should symbolize which disease across the board and across many organizations.
… You’ll likely discover that several organizations use different colors to represent the same diseases; some could use green for lymphoma and gold for leukemia. In an email, Greif added. We decided to stick with red for all types of blood cancer.
Gold, too? According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, gold is a priceless medal and is thus the ideal hue to depict the most precious thing in our livesour children. It has also been used as a symbol for all childhood malignancies since 1997.
According to a USPTO representative, cancer advocacy organizations are not required to register their colors with the agency.
Some of these additional hues came from where and how? The techniques range from the warmth of a dining room to the formality of a boardroom.
The Kidney Cancer Association changed from Kelly green, which at the time signified illnesses of the internal organs, as a result of color theory study done in 2005. According to the data, orange was a superior hue, and consumer testing confirmed this, according to Bill Bro, the association’s CEO and a cancer survivor. It aids in setting us apart from other, smaller charities that also have a similar purpose. They frequently stick to the color green.
What kind of cancer is liver cancer?
You may be sent to a hepatologist (a doctor who specializes in treating liver issues) or a specialist who specializes in treating cancer if your doctor believes you may have liver cancer (oncologist).
Which months are designated as cancer awareness months?
Calendar for Cancer Awareness Month
- Week of Cervical Cancer Prevention in January.
- February. Awareness of esophageal cancer. Day Against Cancer.
- March. Awareness of colorectal cancer. Awareness of ovarian cancer. Awareness of brain tumors. Awareness of prostate cancer.
Does liver disease have a ribbon?
October is quickly approaching.
Soon, we’ll be supporting breast cancer research, honouring breast cancer survivors, and donning our pink ribbons.
In addition to our pink ribbons, several of us at DDC Orlando will also be sporting green ones.
Regarding liver disease, the color green represents awareness, activism, and education.
As you can see, October is a sizable month with space on its calendar to support another important cause with epidemic proportions: awareness of liver disease.
In recognizing October as Liver Awareness Month, the medical professionals at DDC Orlando join the National Liver Foundation.
The liver is our choice for a prominent position in this week’s and the following month’s blog posts.
According to a recent study by the National Liver Foundation, 68% of those surveyed said they never consider the health of this organ. In fact, 42% of them questioned whether one was even necessary.
In addition to being necessary, the liver performs many of the most important life-sustaining activities.
You might not even be aware that it is a major factor in digestion.
Additionally, it is the body’s largest solid organ.
It is located on your body’s upper right side.
Your ribcage is where it rests.
For safety, it is somewhat protected by the ribs.
This prized organ, which weighs roughly 3 pounds, is frequently characterized as having the shape of a football with a flat surface.
Getting Acquainted With Your Liver:Details beyond the Football Shape
We want you to understand the wonder and responsibility of this remarkable organ as part of our awareness campaign. The liver receives plenty of blood from two sources. “Oxygenated blood flows into the liver from the hepatic artery. Likewise, “Blood rich in nutrients enters from the hepatic portal vein.
The liver’s structure is built with functionality in mind.
You may be surprised to learn that this organ can actually contain one pint of blood, or 13% of your blood supply.
There are two major lobes to it.
Eight segments made up of 1,000 lobules each are further divided into each of the two lobes (small lobes). Small ducts linking these lobules to larger ones in turn join them. They all enter and expand a single hepatic duct. The bile produced by the liver cells is transported through the common hepatic duct to the gallbladder and duodenum, which is the first section of the small intestine.
A Multi-tasking Marvel:A Day in the Life of a Liver
Let’s quickly review some of the tasks that this organ carries out for you on a daily basis. Then your daily liver awareness lesson will warn you about a viral infection that has the power to literally end your life and your liver. The functions of the liver in maintaining general health are as follows:
The Blood Scrubber:
Your liver cleans your blood by dissolving potentially dangerous substances. Alcohol, as well as all other sorts of substances and narcotics, are cleaned up and broken down by it. (Prescription, nonprescription, and illicit drugs) It also filters common, organic wastes. For instance, the liver transforms “Urea, a byproduct of protein metabolism that is expelled in urine, is toxic ammonia.
Even in the way the liver controls the waste products, there is genuine beauty and symmetry.”
Byproducts of the liver’s breakdown of toxic chemicals are discharged into the bile or blood. By-products of bile enter the intestine and depart the body as feces. The kidneys filter out blood waste materials, which then leave the body as urine.
The Storage Unit:
The liver stores a wealth of compounds that your body requires. It conceals nutrients including fat, sugar, and vitamins. Then, it carefully synchronizes their release into the bloodstream to coincide with when your body needs them.
This vital organ, for instance, is in charge of converting extra glucose into glycogen for storage.
Additionally, it can produce or balance glucose as needed by the body.
The iron that the liver extracts from hemoglobin can also be stored in the liver.
The Chemical Manufacturing Factory:
For utilization by the body, the liver creates a number of vital substances. It creates the individuals need to trigger a blood clot. You undoubtedly already know that the liver produces bile, a substance that is well-known for being bitter and green. Do you realize why you require bile, though? Bile aids in fat digestion. Although the liver is truly responsible for producing bile, many individuals attribute this function to the gall bladder. It produces bile and subsequently excretes it “through certain bodily channels into the gallbladder for storage.
Did you also know that the liver can produce some of the blood plasma’s proteins?
Additionally, it regulates “the quantity of amino acids in the blood, which make up proteins’ building blocks.
The liver works overtime to assist you in fighting infection when you become ill with a common, everyday infection.
Your liver’s capacity to produce immunological components while also clearing pathogens from your bloodstream allows you to recover.
When does National Liver Day occur?
Every 19 April, World Liver Day is commemorated to raise awareness of diseases related to the liver. With the exception of the brain, the liver is the second-largest and the most complicated organ in the body. It is a crucial component of the digestive system in your body. The liver processes everything you consume, including medications. Without liver, you cannot survive. If you don’t take excellent care of it, it is an organ that is quickly injured.
The liver works tirelessly, carrying out hundreds of intricate processes, including:
- combating illnesses and infections
- control of blood sugar
- Getting rid of harmful toxins from the body
- lowering the amount of cholesterol
- promoting blood clotting (thicken)
- bile release (A liquid that breaks down fats and aids in digestion)
Until the disease is quite advanced and the liver is damaged, liver disease normally doesn’t show any overt signs or symptoms. Possible symptoms at this point include anorexia, weight loss, and jaundice.
- Consume walnuts, apple, grapefruit, carrots, garlic, and green leafy vegetables.
- Combine green tea with lemon- and lime-juice.
- choose different grains (Quinoa, Millet and Buckwheat)
- include cruciferous veggies (Cabbage, Broccoli and Cauliflower)
- eat dishes with turmeric
To keep your liver healthy, eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise frequently.
- Consume food from each dietary group, including grains, proteins, dairy, fruits, veggies, and fats.
- Consume high-fiber foods including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-wheat breads, rice, and cereals.
Say NO to drugs, alcohol, and smoking because they can harm or kill liver cells. Even avoid being a passive smoker.
Before beginning any medicine, speak with your doctor: The liver can easily be harmed when medications are taken wrongly or in the wrong mix.
Be careful while using hazardous chemicals because they can harm liver cells. Examples of harmful chemicals include aerosol, cleaning supplies, and insecticides.
The term “hepatitis” refers to the inflammation (swelling) of the liver. It can be brought on by a viral infection or when the liver is exposed to poisons like alcohol. Hepatitis can manifest with few or no symptoms, but it frequently results in jaundice, anorexia (low appetite), and general ill health. There are two types of hepatitis: acute and chronic.
Obtain a vaccine. Get a hepatitis vaccination. Hepatitis A and B are both preventable with vaccinations.
The National Viral Hepatitis Control Program was introduced on July 28, 2018, by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India. In order to attain Sustainable Development Goal 3.3 by 2030, this program intends to prevent and manage viral hepatitis in India.
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Ayurvedic liver treatment advocates a comprehensive strategy. This includes stress-relieving activities like yoga and pranayam, as well as a healthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle.
In October, what illness is recognized?
Awareness months offer a chance to spread knowledge, advocate for causes, and raise money for them. Here are some ways you can participate this month.
October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program has brought people together across the nation in the fight to eliminate breast cancer for more than 20 years, using everything from large-scale traditional walks to distinctive local experiences and celebrations.
October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month, a time to honor the tens of thousands of Americans who live with the condition. The Spina Bifida Association challenges us to spread awareness and help those nearby who are impacted by Spina Bifida every October by sharing experiences from the community. Here are ten things you can do this season to spread awareness.
Congress established Mental Disease Awareness Week (MIAW) in 1990 to spread knowledge and raise awareness of mental illness. Every year, it happens the first full week of October.
The National Alliance on Mental Disease is concentrating the week on their new awareness campaign, “Together for Mental Health,” emphasizing the significance of speaking up in favor of improved care for those who have serious mental illness (SMI). We will be highlighting the voices of people with lived experience every day this week to discuss SMI and the necessity of enhancing crisis response and mental health care.
Every year during Mental Illness Awareness Week, Mental Health America reaches millions of individuals through the media, community activities, and online screenings. Mental Illness Awareness Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of what mental health issues are and how they influence people’s daily lives, in contrast to Mental Health Month, which emphasizes the importance of mental health and wellness for all.
Come celebrate World Psoriasis Day with the National Psoriasis Foundation on Friday, October 29. Inflammation brought on by immune system failure is a hallmark of the disease psoriasis, which has an unknown etiology. More than eight million Americans suffer with psoriasis, which can lead to bodily irritation.
Other Awareness Weeks and Days:
- health education month
- Week of National Healthcare Quality (Oct. 1723)
- Week of Respiratory Care (Oct. 24-30)
- Week of National Health Education (Oct. 18-22)
Where can liver cancer be treated the best?
U.S. News & World Report has listed the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, as three of the Best Hospitals for cancer.
Can liver cancer be beaten?
Although there are numerous treatment options for liver cancer, the following are the most common:
The appropriate treatment course for you will depend on:
- cancer’s progression stage
- the efficiency of your liver
- a treatment’s likelihood of curing cancer or otherwise making a difference
- you have additional health issues
- Your thoughts regarding the medication and its adverse effects
Surgery for liver cancer
The only treatment option for liver cancer is surgery. A liver transplant or surgery to remove the tumor-bearing portion of the liver are both options. Discuss the type of operation being planned with the doctor, as well as what to anticipate.
Surgery dangers and side effects can occur with every kind of surgery. What to expect should be clarified by your cancer care team. Inform your doctors of any issues you are having. Any issues you have should be resolved by medical professionals who specialize in treating liver cancer.
Ablation for liver cancer
Small liver tumors can be removed without being removed thanks to ablation therapy. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, including burning the tumor with radio waves or microwaves, freezing the tumor, and infusing the tumor with alcohol to kill it. Discuss the intended course of therapy and what to anticipate with the doctor.
Embolization for liver cancer
Embolization is an option for some patients who have tumors that cannot be removed surgically. It can be applied to tumors that are too big for ablation therapy. Ablation can be used with embolization. To try to prevent or lessen part of the blood flow to the malignancy, substances are injected into the tumor or surrounding blood vessels. The cancer cells are killed as a result.
There are various embolization techniques (arterial embolization, chemoembolization, and radioembolization).
However, certain people whose livers have been harmed by conditions like cirrhosis or hepatitis may not be a viable candidate for this treatment.
Abdominal (belly) pain, fever, nausea, liver infection, gallbladder inflammation, and blood clots in the main blood arteries of the liver are all possible side effects following embolization.
Although they are uncommon, serious problems are not impossible.
High-energy rays, such as x-rays, are used in radiation to kill cancer cells. Radiation comes in a variety of forms.
External beam radiation is one type that can be directed at the liver from a device outside the body.
Radiation and embolization are combined in a different type of radiation therapy (called radioembolization). Small radioactive beads are injected with a needle into the hepatic artery, a major blood vessel in the liver, which places the radiation right next to the malignancy.
Radiation therapy side effects: If your doctor recommends radiation treatment, inquire about potential complications. The radiation utilized will determine any side effects. The most frequent side effects of radiation include skin changes in the area where it is administered and extreme fatigue. After therapy is over, the majority of side effects improve. Some may endure longer. What to expect can be discussed with your doctor.
Chemois is a shortened form of chemotherapy, which is a treatment method for cancer. The medication may be injected into a vein. These medications circulate throughout the body after entering the circulation. Chemo is administered in rounds or cycles. There is a gap between each cycle of treatment. Although chemotherapy can be used to treat liver cancer, alternative treatments for the disease are more effective.
Chemoembolization is a kind of embolization that makes use of chemotherapy. To stop blood flow to the tumor and to deliver the chemotherapy medication very next to the tumour, tiny beads carrying the medication are inserted into an artery.
Chemotherapy side effects include feeling extremely exhausted, queasy, and perhaps losing hair. However, after treatment is over, these issues disappear. Most side effects of chemotherapy can be managed. Talk to your cancer care team if you are experiencing side effects so they can assist you.
Targeted therapy for liver cancer
Certain forms of liver cancer are treated with medications known as targeted therapy rather than chemotherapy. These medications primarily impact cancer cells in the body, not healthy cells. Even if other treatments don’t, they might still be effective. You can take these at home as they are pills. These medications differ from chemotherapy in their negative effects.
Utilizing medications to assist the body’s immune system in locating and eliminating cancer cells is known as immunotherapy. One method of immunotherapy for the treatment of liver cancer is administered intravenously.
Immunotherapy can have negative side effects, including fatigue, nausea, and fever, chills, and rashes. After treatment is over, the majority of these issues disappear.
However, some adverse effects are more severe than others.
What to expect can be discussed with your doctor.
Clinical trials are research projects that put novel medications or other therapies to the test on humans. They contrast existing therapies with others that might be more effective.
Start by asking your doctor if your clinic or hospital conducts clinical trials if you want to learn more about the trials that might be appropriate for you. For further information, see Clinical Trials.
What about other treatments I hear about?
You might learn about alternative cancer treatments or symptom management while you have cancer. Vitamins, herbs, specific diets, and other items can be used as remedies. Perhaps you’d want to learn more about them.
Many of them haven’t been tested, but some of them are proven to be helpful. Some have been proved to be ineffective. Some have even been discovered to be dangerous. Any supplement, diet, or other use that you are considering should be discussed with your doctor.