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Liver cancer is more common in older people. Over half of people newly diagnosed with liver cancer are age 65 and over. Liver cancer is more common in men than in women. Liver cancer rates are highest among Asians and Pacific Islanders, most likely because of higher prevalence of viral Hepatitis infection. Liver cancer rates are lower among whites than Blacks or Asians and Pacific Islanders. At this time, we do not know exactly what causes cancer of the liver. There are several different types of liver cancer. The most common type is associated with long-term excessive alcoholic beverage use, scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), and Hepatitis B virus or Hepatitis C virus infection. Long-term use of anabolic steroids can also increase the risk of getting liver cancer. Smoking is also believed to increase the risk of getting liver cancer.
Scientists create method for mapping genome-wide DNA damage caused by chemical carcinogen

Scientists create method for mapping genome-wide DNA damage caused by chemical carcinogen

UNC researchers identify how class of antiviral drugs interacts with HCV

UNC researchers identify how class of antiviral drugs interacts with HCV

Exposure to particulate air pollution linked to increased risk of death in liver cancer patients

Exposure to particulate air pollution linked to increased risk of death in liver cancer patients

Drinking few cups of coffee or tea may protect against liver fibrosis, study finds

Drinking few cups of coffee or tea may protect against liver fibrosis, study finds

Survey finds wide variation in hepatitis B, C testing policy and practice across the EU/EEA

Survey finds wide variation in hepatitis B, C testing policy and practice across the EU/EEA

Molecule discovered in worm spit could offer solution for non-healing wounds

Molecule discovered in worm spit could offer solution for non-healing wounds

Immunoreceptor promotes tumor growth in mouse models of liver cancer driven by inflammation

Immunoreceptor promotes tumor growth in mouse models of liver cancer driven by inflammation

Statins may provide favorable effects in patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Statins may provide favorable effects in patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

NUS researchers develop novel dual-mode contrast agent for better liver cancer imaging

NUS researchers develop novel dual-mode contrast agent for better liver cancer imaging

Study: New gene editing strategy effectively targets cancer-causing ‘fusion genes’ in mouse models

Study: New gene editing strategy effectively targets cancer-causing ‘fusion genes’ in mouse models

Stivarga receives expanded FDA approval for treatment of liver cancer

Stivarga receives expanded FDA approval for treatment of liver cancer

Researchers take important step toward using transplanted fetal cells to treat liver failure

Researchers take important step toward using transplanted fetal cells to treat liver failure

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Enzyme treatment may prevent or reduce liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption

Enzyme treatment may prevent or reduce liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption

Statins may provide favorable outcomes to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Statins may provide favorable outcomes to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Spermidine supplement may prolong lifespan, prevent liver fibrosis and cancer

Spermidine supplement may prolong lifespan, prevent liver fibrosis and cancer

Periodic check-ups are essential to maintain health and longevity of baby boomers

Periodic check-ups are essential to maintain health and longevity of baby boomers

Research reveals how liver progenitor cells contribute to development of hepatic tumors

Research reveals how liver progenitor cells contribute to development of hepatic tumors

Differences found in cancer occurrence within African and US born blacks

Differences found in cancer occurrence within African and US born blacks