Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 28th, 2005
H.B. El-Serag and colleagues at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center trawled a surveillance database used for patients in receipt of Medicare funding for healthcare, to identify patients aged 65 and older, who had been diagnosed with liver cancer. Their findings were published in Gut.
They found 2061 patients with liver cancer on records spanning the 5 years between 1994 and 1999. They also randomly selected more than 6000 other similarly aged patients from the database, who had not been diagnosed with cancer.
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