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Undocumented Woman Cleared For Liver Transplant After Oregon Hospital Rolls Back 'Archaic' Policy

Undocumented Woman Cleared For Liver Transplant After Oregon Hospital Rolls Back 'Archaic' PolicyShe has since been cleared for care



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Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody, struck by liver cancer

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody, struck by liver cancerBy Joseph Campbell SHENYANG, China (Reuters) – Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, a prominent dissident since the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, died on Thursday after being denied permission to leave the country for treatment for late-stage liver cancer. Mourning his death, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Liu was a “courageous fighter for civil rights and freedom of expression”, while the French, British and U.S. governments called on China to allow Liu’s family to move around freely. Already seriously ill, Liu, a thorn in the ruling Communist Party’s side since he helped negotiate a deal to allow protesters to leave Tiananmen Square before troops and tanks rolled in, was moved last month from prison to a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang.



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Bayer applies for Regorafenib authorization to treat liver cancer

The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the Bayer Healthcare subgroup production plant in WuppertalGerman drugmaker Bayer on Monday said it submitted an application to have its cancer drug Regorafenib approved for the second-line treatment of liver cancer patients following successful clinical trials. The company, known for its aspirin and Yasmin birth control pills, said it asked authorities in the U.S., Japan and Europe to extend the marketing authorization of the drug, which is already approved for the treatment of colorectal cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Bayer added that Regorafenib was accepted for an expedited approval process in the United States, known as a Fast Track designation.



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US doctors perform first HIV-to-HIV liver transplant

Under US law, it was illegal to use an organ from a donor infected with HIV for transplant until Congress passed the HOPE Act, which President Obama signed into law in 2013The world's first liver transplant from a donor infected with HIV to an HIV-positive recipient was announced Wednesday by US doctors, three years after a US ban on such operations was overturned. The procedure involved a deceased donor whose liver was transplanted into a patient who had been infected with the virus that causes AIDS more than 20 years ago, said doctors at Johns Hopkins University. The same donor also gave her kidney to another patient for transplant.



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