Hepatocellular carcinoma is rarely present in Western Mexico

  title={Hepatocellular carcinoma is rarely present in Western Mexico},
  author={Cecilia Vivas-Arceo and Blanca Estela Bastidas-Ram{\'i}rez and Arturo Panduro},
Abstract Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is considered uncommon in most countries of Latin-America. The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency of HCC in Western Mexico and to evaluate the use of molecular markers—albumin and AFP mRNA in peripheral blood cells—in its diagnosis. The frequency of HCC was determined in new patients with possible diagnosis of cancer, from a reference hospital from 1996 to 1998. Albumin and AFP mRNA were determined by RT-PCR. Twenty five patients with HCC were… CONTINUE READING

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