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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention$
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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Liver Cancer

Chapter:
(p.763) 39 Liver Cancer
Source:
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Author(s):

W. THOMAS LONDON

KATHERINE A. MCGLYNN

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0039

Liver cancers, 75%–90% of which are hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC), caused more than 600,000 deaths in 2002. They are the third most common cause of cancer deaths among men and sixth most common among women. Approximately 80% of HCCs and the resulting deaths occur in the developing countries of Asia and Africa. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of cancers that originate in the liver. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords:   liver, cancer risk, cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention, hepatocellular carcinomas, HCC

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