Topic: Plasma IL-6, elevated risk facor for development of bile duct cancer

Interesting development: 
This makes me wonder:

Those infected with Opisthorchis viverrini?  Is it a different cancer after all?


http://www.plosntds.org/article/info%3A … td.0001654

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Re: Plasma IL-6, elevated risk facor for development of bile duct cancer

Here's a short article about this study, written in plain English:

Researchers discover biomarker for advanced bile duct fibrosis and bile duct cancer
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-05-b … rosis.html

We discussed IL-6 testing before; here's the link
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … hp?id=7336

P.S. Marion, I will try to get back to your question when I have a bit more time.

Re: Plasma IL-6, elevated risk facor for development of bile duct cancer

eli...thanks much. I would love to hear your comments whenever time allows.

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Re: Plasma IL-6, elevated risk facor for development of bile duct cancer

Is Opisthorchis viverrini the same as liver fluke?

"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." [Henri Nouwen]

Re: Plasma IL-6, elevated risk facor for development of bile duct cancer

Deb...it is a parasite and yes, it is the same as liver fluke which infects the bile ducts. 
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Plasma IL-6, elevated risk facor for development of bile duct cancer

Thanks Marion,

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"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." [Henri Nouwen]

Re: Plasma IL-6, elevated risk facor for development of bile duct cancer

You are welcome, Deb.  BTW I just love reading your blog.
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Plasma IL-6, elevated risk facor for development of bile duct cancer

Thanks for this Marion.

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