Hepatocellular carcinoma and liver tumors in South African children: a case for increased prevalence.

@article{Moore2004HepatocellularCA,
  title={Hepatocellular carcinoma and liver tumors in South African children: a case for increased prevalence.},
  author={Samuel W. Moore and Alistair J. W. Millar and G P Hadley and Gabriel O. Ionescu and Mariana Kruger and Janet Poole and D K Stones and Linda Wainwright and Milind Chitnis and G. Wessels},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={
          642-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The high regional incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in South Africa also may be present in children of the region, although the link to hepatitis B (HBV) appears less clear. The objective of this study was to assess the incidence and probable causes of HCC in South African children. METHODS Data were obtained from seven participating pediatric oncology units and from the tumor registry to review hepatic tumors in children in South Africa. RESULTS One hundred ninety-four… CONTINUE READING
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