Posted 13th May 2020 by Liv Sewell
NASH is thought to affect 25% of the global population and is a primary risk factor for Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) – the second most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Understanding the aetiology of NAFLD progression, developing non-invasive diagnostic tests and developing treatments are urgent priorities.
Posted 28th October 2019 by Liv Sewell
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most prevalent cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. There is not currently a successful therapy to treat HCC in advanced stages. NASH is a primary risk factor for liver cancer.
Devanand Sarkar and his team have uncovered the molecular mechanisms leading to NASH and HCC, shedding light on the connections between obesity and cancer. He is leveraging this knowledge to develop targeted treatments for both NASH and advanced HCC. We asked him to give us a brief insight into his work ahead of his presentation at the 3rd Global NASH Congress, 2020.