Global Trends in the Etiology and Incidence of HCC

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the 5th most common cancer in men and 8th in women in the world, with an estimated 0.5–1 million new cases per year.1,2 Overall, 75–80% of global HCC cases are attributable to persistent viral infections with either hepatitis B virus (HBV) (50–55%) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) (25–30%).3 However, strong geographic… (More)

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