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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.
Study paves way for new therapeutic strategies to impede growth of virus-induced cancers

Study paves way for new therapeutic strategies to impede growth of virus-induced cancers

Nearly 6% of cancers worldwide caused by diabetes and high BMI, study finds

Nearly 6% of cancers worldwide caused by diabetes and high BMI, study finds

Moderate coffee consumption more likely to provide beneficial health outcomes

Moderate coffee consumption more likely to provide beneficial health outcomes

Researchers question exclusion of people with prior cancer history from clinical trials

Researchers question exclusion of people with prior cancer history from clinical trials

Metabolic factors in conjunction with alcohol consumption increase risk of severe liver disease

Metabolic factors in conjunction with alcohol consumption increase risk of severe liver disease

Research findings offer prime drug targets to treat rare liver cancer that strikes young people

Research findings offer prime drug targets to treat rare liver cancer that strikes young people

Researchers find way to switch tumor cells between 2D and 3D morphology

Researchers find way to switch tumor cells between 2D and 3D morphology

Synthetic double-stranded RNA may have potential for use as vaccine to prevent liver cancer

Synthetic double-stranded RNA may have potential for use as vaccine to prevent liver cancer

Chronic liver inflammation promotes cancer by suppressing immunosurveillance, study finds

Chronic liver inflammation promotes cancer by suppressing immunosurveillance, study finds

New program targets cancers affecting the liver and bile ducts

New program targets cancers affecting the liver and bile ducts

Texas Biomedical Research Institute tests promising new treatment for HBV infection

Texas Biomedical Research Institute tests promising new treatment for HBV infection

Fat hormone associated with NASH may be effective target for therapeutic intervention

Fat hormone associated with NASH may be effective target for therapeutic intervention

Scientists make breakthrough by suppressing aflatoxin-producing fungus in groundnut

Scientists make breakthrough by suppressing aflatoxin-producing fungus in groundnut

Canadian and Israeli researchers join forces for new research program

Canadian and Israeli researchers join forces for new research program

Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk

Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk

Study examines risk of using liver organs from hepatitis C positive donors

Study examines risk of using liver organs from hepatitis C positive donors

Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer

Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer

HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use

HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use

Liver cancers linked to compound popular in herbal remedies

Liver cancers linked to compound popular in herbal remedies

USC discovery may one day lead to new therapies for liver cancer

USC discovery may one day lead to new therapies for liver cancer