International trends and patterns of primary liver cancer.

  title={International trends and patterns of primary liver cancer.},
  author={Katherine A McGlynn and Lilian Tsao and Ann W Hsing and Susan S. Devesa and Joseph F. Jr. Fraumeni},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={94 2},
Primary liver cancer (PLC) is common in many areas of the developing world, but uncommon in most of the developed world. Some evidence suggests, however, that the global pattern of PLC may be changing. To clarify this issue, we examined incidence rates for PLC over the 15-year time period, 1978-92, in selected cancer registries around the world. With some exceptions, developed countries have experienced PLC increases in incidence whereas developing countries have experienced declines. Although… CONTINUE READING
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