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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.
FDA warns marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain

FDA warns marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain

Current HBV genome sequences help deduce ancient human population movements into Australia

Current HBV genome sequences help deduce ancient human population movements into Australia

Preclinical data shows combination immunotherapy could suppress tumor growth in the liver

Preclinical data shows combination immunotherapy could suppress tumor growth in the liver

PNAS publishes results of pilot study for early detection of liver cancer

PNAS publishes results of pilot study for early detection of liver cancer

Hidden FDA reports detail harm caused by scores of medical devices

Hidden FDA reports detail harm caused by scores of medical devices

Platinum nanoparticles show selective toxicity against liver cancer cells

Platinum nanoparticles show selective toxicity against liver cancer cells

Research reveals critical immunological axis that triggers cancer-promoting chronic inflammation

Research reveals critical immunological axis that triggers cancer-promoting chronic inflammation

Researchers use integrated data analysis to classify liver cancer

Researchers use integrated data analysis to classify liver cancer

Tumor-fighting protein also promotes cancer growth, shows study

Tumor-fighting protein also promotes cancer growth, shows study

Newly discovered molecules show potential to treat obesity and fatty liver disease

Newly discovered molecules show potential to treat obesity and fatty liver disease

Scientists explore new treatment targets for retinal damage

Scientists explore new treatment targets for retinal damage

Low-sugar diet leads to significant improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in boys

Low-sugar diet leads to significant improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in boys

Branched-chain amino acids in tumors can be targeted to prevent and treat cancer

Branched-chain amino acids in tumors can be targeted to prevent and treat cancer

UNIST researcher named as recipient of Merck’s 2018 Life Science Awards

UNIST researcher named as recipient of Merck’s 2018 Life Science Awards

Hepatitis C-infected patients with a history of liver cancer can be treated with antivirals

Hepatitis C-infected patients with a history of liver cancer can be treated with antivirals

Researchers identify new therapeutic target in the fight against chronic liver diseases

Researchers identify new therapeutic target in the fight against chronic liver diseases

Researchers use gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to limit impact of parasitic diseases

Researchers use gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to limit impact of parasitic diseases

Research suggests possible way to improve survival in African-Americans undergoing liver transplant

Research suggests possible way to improve survival in African-Americans undergoing liver transplant

New “drug sponge” could reduce chemotherapy side effects

New “drug sponge” could reduce chemotherapy side effects

Medicaid patients in Puerto Rico don’t get coverage for drugs to cure hepatitis C

Medicaid patients in Puerto Rico don’t get coverage for drugs to cure hepatitis C