Published in Cancer Weekly, July 30th, 2002
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections are two of the most common causes of hepatocellular carcinoma, a primary form of liver cancer. After studying more than 15,000 relatives of HCC patients, medical investigators in Japan say viral infection, rather than genetics, is a reason for HCC prevalence within some families.
For 5 years, Dar-In Tai and colleagues, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, screened the relatives of HCC patients for...
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