NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY, TAINAN, TAIWAN
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Volume 26 Issue 7 - May 23, 2014
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Hua-Lin Wu
Thrombomodulin Regulates Keratinocyte Differentiation and Promotes Wound Healing
Wan-Ru Chen
Reduction of Carbadox Mediated by Reaction of Mn(III) with Oxalic Acid
Hung-Yu Kao
tmVar: A text mining approach for extracting sequence variants in biomedical literature
I-Wen Sun
Chronopotentiometric Investigation of the Formation of Nanoporous Bimetallic Pd-Ag by Galvanic Replacement of Nanoporous Ag with Pd
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NCKU professor discover drug to inhibit liver cancer
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NCKU professor honored with Pan Wen Yuan Foundation Outstanding Research Award
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Hungarian student makes debut as English news anchor at NCKU
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NCKU professor discover drug to inhibit liver cancer
NCKU Press Center
[Tainan, Taiwan, May 14, 2014]
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Distinguished Professor Dr. Hsiao-Sheng Liu and his research team have discovered that the anti-arrhythmic drug Amiodarone can inhibit tumorigenesis of liver cancer through autophagy.

Their findings have been published in February issue of Hepatology, 2014.

This new medical discovery has opened up a brand new chapter in explaining the mechanism of Hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinogenesis while providing an anti-liver cancer clinical drug with great potential.

Current drugs for treating liver cancer are expensive and ineffective compared to Amiodarone as an off-label use agent which is relatively much cheaper with less toxicity, according to Dr. Liu.

Amiodarone is promising for treating liver cancer which undoubtedly is a piece of great news to liver cancer patients.

This new medical discovery was made by Dr. Liu’s research team consisting of Dr. Sheng-Huei Lan and Dr. Shan-Ying Wu alongside NCKU Hospital Division of Gastroenterology Professor, Dr. Xi-Zhang Lin, National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, Director Dr. Ih-Jen Su and Industrial Technology Research Institute Researchers, Dr. Cheng-Tao Wu and Yen-Ju Lin.


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