Hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma: primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.

@article{Giacomin2011HepatitisBV,
  title={Hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma: primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.},
  author={Anna Laura Giacomin and Nora Cazzagon and A. Carrasco Sergio and Veronica Vanin and Fabio Farinati},
  journal={European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          381-8
        }
}
With respect to hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention measures have been or should be adopted. In primary prevention, behavioral patterns represent an important risk factor for HBV infection and should be controlled, discouraging those favoring infection. Interferon treatment shows a modest effect in reducing HCC risk in treated patients, but the data obtained cannot be converted in clinical practice. Nucleoside analogs… CONTINUE READING
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