Tag - liver cancer

Medical Minute discusses a protein that organizes cells

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses “Scrib,” a fascinating protein that typically helps keep cells organized and on task. However, it becomes a tumor...

Scrib protein identified as a natural suppressor of liver cancer

A protein that typically helps keep cells organized and on task becomes a tumor suppressor in the face of liver cancer, scientists say. The protein Scrib, which is emerging as both a tumor suppressor and oncogene depending on the cancer type, appears in liver cancer to migrate out of the protective...

Deadly brain inflammation tied to not enough YAP

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Inside the brain, a protein called YAP, best known for its ability to help right-size our developing hearts and livers, appears to have the different but equally important task of helping control inflammation. Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University have...

New procedure helps terminal liver cancer patients live longer

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A cutting-edge procedure at Georgia Regents Medical Center is helping terminal liver cancer patients live longer. “For people who are out of other options, including chemotherapy and surgery, transarterial radioembolization can offer hope by adding as much as three to four years to...

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