Hepatocellular carcinoma in the Asia pacific region.

  title={Hepatocellular carcinoma in the Asia pacific region.},
  author={Man Fung Yuen and Jin-Lin Hou and Anuchit Chutaputti},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  volume={24 3},
Primary liver cancer, particularly hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains a significant disease worldwide. It is among the top three causes of cancer death in the Asia Pacific region because of the high prevalence of its main etiological agents, chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. In this region, the incidence of HCC has been static over recent decades. Older age is a major risk factor; the incidence increasing sharply after age 40 years. There is a male… CONTINUE READING
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