Mutations in hepatitis B virus small S genes predict postoperative survival in hepatocellular carcinoma

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA is prone to mutations due to proofreading deficiencies of HBV polymerase. We have previously identified hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) survival-associated HBV mutations in the X, precore, and core regions. In the present study, we extended our research to assess HCC survival-associated HBV mutations in the small S gene of HBV… CONTINUE READING