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Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the Asia pacific region

Yuen, Man-Fung; Hou, Jin-Lin; Chutaputti, Anuchit; Farrell, Geoffrey; Chan, Henry L. Y.; Amarapurkar, Deepak; Fan, Jian-Gao; Han, Kwang-Hyub; Kao, Jia-Horng; Lim, Seng-Gee; Mohamed, Rosmawati; Sollano, Jose D; Ueno, Yoshiyuki

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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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/33620
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2009.05784.x

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