May 24, 2017
Hepatocellular carcinoma was linked to patients with hepatitis B in South America, particularly those younger than 50 years, according to results of a retrospective, multi-center study.
“To date, studies have focused on characterizing patients with HCC in Europe, North America, Asia and, to a lesser extent, Africa,” Aaron J. Chan, MD, from the department of medicine, University of Minnesota, and colleagues wrote. “However, little is known about the underlying demographic characteristics and risk factors for HCC in South America, particularly the association between viral hepatitis and HCC. In this study, we describe the early results of a multinational effort to characterize HBV-related HCC in South America.”