Published in Hepatitis Weekly, January 7th, 2002
Because men develop HCC more often than women do, investigators elected to evaluate the influence of hormones with respect to HCC in infected males. The study, involving more than 4000 male HBV carriers and performed over several years, was designed to evaluate estradiol, testosterone, and genetic changes associated with hormonal factors in men who eventually developed HCC.
"The risk of HCC increased with increasing concentrations of...
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