Inflammation in NASH and the transition to HCC: an update on scientific breakthroughs by Dr Peiseler and Prof Tacke, Germany
As the International NASH day draws more attention to NASH, it’s important to remember that hepatocarcinoma (HCC) is the 2nd most common cause of cancer related death. Dr M. Peiseler and Dr F. Tacke, Charité hospital, Berlin, Germany present the latest scientific information about NASH as a systemic disease, represented by a common inflammatory ‘NAFLD phenotype’ of myeloid cells in liver and bone marrow. They highlight the role of inflammation and its multiple markers.
Frank Tacke was originally educated at the medical school in Hannover, Germany, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Later he stayed at University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, working on new gene therapy strategies (1998-1999) as well as for a post-doctoral research training (2004-2006) at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, working on monocyte/macrophage and dendritic cell biology. Since 2006, he is a clinical physician and leader of a research laboratory at the University Hospital Aachen, Germany.
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