Published in Vaccine Weekly, December 24th, 2003
According to published research from Taiwan, "Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the 10 most common malignant tumors worldwide. Chronic infection with hepatitis B or C virus is closely related to hepatocarcinogenesis. The outcome of current therapies for HCC is not satisfactory."
"Prevention is the best way to control HCC," said Mei-Hwei Chang at National Taiwan University Hospital. "Among the various strategies of HCC prevention, immunization against hepatitis B virus infection is the most effective. Universal hepatitis B...
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