Hepatitis C virus and hepatocellular carcinoma.

  title={Hepatitis C virus and hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Massimo Colombo},
  journal={Bailliere's best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={13 4},
  • Massimo Colombo
  • Published 1999 in
    Bailliere's best practice & research. Clinical…
The sequential development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with transfusion-associated hepatitis was a clue leading to the identification of hepatitis C virus (HCV) as a risk factor for HCC. The incidence of HCV-related liver cancer is increasing in many developed countries: tumours arise in older patients, are almost invariably associated with cirrhosis and often have a less aggressive course than is seen in HCC related to other aetiological factors. Most HCCs grow… CONTINUE READING
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