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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 shows safety and efficacy of radio-wave therapy for liver cancer patients

Study shows safety and efficacy of radio-wave therapy for liver cancer patients

Drug combination could make curative surgery possible for some liver cancer patients

Drug combination could make curative surgery possible for some liver cancer patients

Two new proteins identified as therapeutic targets for preventing NAFLD and associated liver cancer

Two new proteins identified as therapeutic targets for preventing NAFLD and associated liver cancer

Virginia Tech graduate student receives NSF grant to examine new treatments for pancreatic cancer

Virginia Tech graduate student receives NSF grant to examine new treatments for pancreatic cancer

Study reveals how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can develop into a life-threatening complication

Study reveals how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can develop into a life-threatening complication

Specialized protein appears to regulate key step in cancer metastasis

Specialized protein appears to regulate key step in cancer metastasis

Shape of extracellular vesicles in body fluids could be a biomarker for identifying cancer types

Shape of extracellular vesicles in body fluids could be a biomarker for identifying cancer types

University of Louisville receives NIH funding to support research into liver-related illness

University of Louisville receives NIH funding to support research into liver-related illness

Experts call for more programs to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with liver cancer

Experts call for more programs to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with liver cancer

British Liver Trust calls for action to address rising obesity rates that fuel liver disease crisis

British Liver Trust calls for action to address rising obesity rates that fuel liver disease crisis

Molecular subtype of cancer preferentially affects people with Indigenous ancestry

Molecular subtype of cancer preferentially affects people with Indigenous ancestry

Researchers investigate link between the liver’s immune system composition and NASH pathology

Researchers investigate link between the liver’s immune system composition and NASH pathology

Medicaid-Medicare partnership could cover lifesaving medications for hepatitis C

Medicaid-Medicare partnership could cover lifesaving medications for hepatitis C

Combination approach can improve the success rate of cancer treatment

Combination approach can improve the success rate of cancer treatment

UCL scientists identify new immunotherapy to combat hepatitis B virus

UCL scientists identify new immunotherapy to combat hepatitis B virus

New class of anti-cancer compounds effectively kills liver and breast cancer cells

New class of anti-cancer compounds effectively kills liver and breast cancer cells

Combination of BMI and body shape predictor can help determine the risk of obesity-related cancers

Combination of BMI and body shape predictor can help determine the risk of obesity-related cancers

New study launched to more accurately diagnose early hepatocellular carcinoma

New study launched to more accurately diagnose early hepatocellular carcinoma

Mouse model closely replicates human NAFLD

Mouse model closely replicates human NAFLD

Gift boosts efforts to understand and combat rare cancers

Gift boosts efforts to understand and combat rare cancers