Breaking News: The Liver Illness Visibility, Education and Research (LIVER) Act of 2019 (HR 3016)
We Must Take Action And Include Liver Cancers In The National Cancer Conversation
Introduced on May 23, 2019 by Representative Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), the bill takes bold steps to increase investments in research, prevention, and awareness activities to address liver disease and liver cancer, which continues to grow in incidence and is the 2nd deadliest cancer.
International NASH Day on June 12, 2019
Mortality rates for all cancers combined have steadily declined since 1990, yet liver cancer mortality rates continue to rapidly increase.
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been called an epidemic, a ticking time bomb, and a silent tsunami. It is the progressive form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and affects more than 115 million people worldwide. An estimated 357 million people will be affected by 2030.