Cancer prevention by vaccination against hepatitis B.

  title={Cancer prevention by vaccination against hepatitis B.},
  author={Mei Hwei Chang},
  journal={Recent results in cancer research. Fortschritte der Krebsforschung. Progres dans les recherches sur le cancer},
  • Mei Hwei Chang
  • Published 2009 in
    Recent results in cancer research. Fortschritte…
Chronic inflammation caused by persistent infection is closely related to a number of cancers; these include hepatitis B (HBV) or C and hepatoma, human papilloma virus and cervical cancer, and Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer. The first evidence of cancer prevention by vaccination in humans was provided by HBV vaccination in infants. Chronic HBV is related to approximately 60%-90% of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) in adults and nearly 100% of childhood HCC in areas endemic for HBV… CONTINUE READING
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