Hepatocellular carcinoma among HBsAg positive blood donors in Fukuoka, Japan.

  title={Hepatocellular carcinoma among HBsAg positive blood donors in Fukuoka, Japan.},
  author={Shinkan Tokudome and Masato Ikeda and Kazutaka Matsushita and Yoshitaka Maeda and Miyako Yoshinari},
  journal={European journal of cancer & clinical oncology},
  volume={24 2},
In order to examine the association between hepatitis B virus carriage and hepatocellular carcinoma, 3765 HBsAg positive blood donors were followed from 1977 to 1983 in Fukuoka, Japan. The observed number of deaths was compared with the expected deaths calculated by applying cause-, sex- and age-specific death rates for Fukuoka in 1980 to sex- and age-specific population at risk of the subjects. Among 2595 male blood donors, mortality from liver cancer (or hepatocellular carcinoma) was… CONTINUE READING

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