Epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma in Japan and Korea. A review.

  title={Epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma in Japan and Korea. A review.},
  author={Soo Ryang Kim and Masatoshi Kudo and Okio Hino and Kwang Hyub Han and Young Hwa Chung and Hyo Suk Lee},
  volume={75 Suppl 1},
The worldwide burden of liver cancer has been estimated at 671,000 new cases for the year 2005. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) accounts for between 85 and 90% of primary liver cancer and is one of the most frequent malignancies in Asia. In both Japan and Korea, the incidence exceeds 25 cases/100,000/year and ranks third in cancer deaths after stomach and lung cancer. In Korea the number of deaths from liver cancer increased from approximately 5,789 in 1983 to 9,966 in 1994, and then remained… CONTINUE READING


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