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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dual Hepatitis B, C Infection Ups Lifetime HCC Risk

The individual and combined effects of HBV and HCV on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) vary according to age and gender, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Yen-Tsung Huang, from Harvard University in Boston, and colleagues investigated the lifetime risk and gender difference of HCC in patients with chronic HBV and/or HCV. From 1991 to 1992, 477 cases of HCC were identified from 23,820 Taiwan residents (aged 30 to 75 years) through computerized data linkage with national cancer registry and death certification systems. Seromarkers and viral load of HBV and HCV were estimated in samples collected at enrollment.

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