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Health 19 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

The NexPAP programme

NexPAP is a programme designed to assist Malaysian patients who have been diagnosed with liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC), and have been prescribed by their doctors to use sorafenib.

Health 14 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Surviving liver cancer

The NexPAP Patient Assistance Programme commemorates its third anniversary.

Health 19 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

A life worth living

Beneficiaries from the NexPAP patient assistance programme for treatment of liver cancer celebrate their 'second-chance' in life.

Health 19 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

A common cancer

THE liver is the second largest organ in the body, and performs a variety of functions that are vital to life. These include the filtering and processing of blood; bile production; producing proteins, glucose and cholesterol; storing fat-soluble vitamins, glycogen and iron; metabolising drugs, glucose and haemoglobin; and even a role in immunity.

Health 19 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

The drug that could

SORAFENIB was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for advanced renal carcinoma, or kidney cancer.

Health 21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

A jab against liver cancer

The majority of those with liver cancer have chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis, and understandably, older patients with longstanding liver disease are more likely to develop the cancer.