Published in Cancer Weekly, September 20th, 2005
According to a study from Switzerland, "in Japan, higher mortality rates from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been observed than in any other industrialized country and the reported numbers of deaths due to HCC have increased significantly in recent years. We assessed whether there was a real increase in mortality from HCC and which factors contributed to the recent increasing trends of the number of deaths from HCC."
"Poisson regression models were used to analyze panel data for the period 1972-2001. In both sexes, age-standardized mortality rates from HCC increased...
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