>>Good afternoon. Welcome to the National Cancer Institute’s first Twitter Live. Today, we’ll be talking about the latest in liver cancer research. My name is Dr. Anuradha Budhu, and I’m the Program Manager for the NCI Center for Cancer Research Liver Cancer Program. I’m also a research scientist here at
welcome to another MedCram lecture we’re going to talk about the liver there’s been some requests to go over the liver and we’re going to look over this and in terms of an overview and I first like to start with the anatomy so if you can imagine the liver
Our lab studies hepatitis B and E viruses which cause about 300 million infections worldwide and kill almost a million people annually. Neither one has a cure. We have developed new screening systems to identify new drugs to cure these viruses. Both hepatitis B and E viruses affect the liver
Fatty liver symptoms Fatty liver disease (steatosis) is the build-up of excess fat in the liver cells, and is a common liver complaint in Western countries. It affects about one in every 10 people. It is normal for the liver to contain some fat, but if fat accounts for more
There are four stages of liver damage known as fatty liver, hepatitis, fibrosis and cirrhosis. Although liver damage is reversible in the early stages, the changes of cirrhosis are not. Most often, liver damage is caused by excessive consumption of alcohol, although what is called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
>>As you know, drinking too much alcohol may cause you liver damage and it leads to liver cirrhosis and then cancer. So, you know, the goal of our laboratory at the National Institute of Health is trying to understand how alcohol drinking causes liver damage and liver cancer. Particularly we
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So, an autoimmune disease is this special sort of disease, where your own immune cells have gone rogue and start to attack your own cells, right? Hepatitis happens to mean inflammation of the liver, so it’s reasonable to say that autoimmune hepatitis is this resulting inflammation of your liver tissue,
(gentle music)>>Hepatitis C is a major problem in the United States, and really around the world.>>More people are dying of hepatitis C in this country than of HIV.>>I think many people don’t hear about what hepatitis C even is and how you can get it.>>So hepatitis C is just a
Viral hepatitis commonly was a hepatitis B and hepatitis C. In the United States it is probably more common with hepatitis C and we have a lot of achievement in terms of the treatment for the hepatitis C. So a lot of exciting and very effective medications have come out.