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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.
Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

Innate immune sensor responding to gut microbes can suppress liver cancer

Innate immune sensor responding to gut microbes can suppress liver cancer

Reduced ADK expression can make liver more susceptible to carcinogenic damage

Reduced ADK expression can make liver more susceptible to carcinogenic damage

Hepatitis C infections could be reduced by stepping up efforts to prevent transmission in people who inject drugs

Hepatitis C infections could be reduced by stepping up efforts to prevent transmission in people who inject drugs

TGen review associates a gene with hepatocellular carcinoma

TGen review associates a gene with hepatocellular carcinoma

Cellular protein could take on role of restriction factor for hepatitis B virus

Cellular protein could take on role of restriction factor for hepatitis B virus

New clinical trials to investigate combination immunotherapy for treating advanced cancers

New clinical trials to investigate combination immunotherapy for treating advanced cancers

Rising rates of liver cancer deaths largely confined to individuals with less education

Rising rates of liver cancer deaths largely confined to individuals with less education

Researchers identify genetic mutations that can promote regeneration after liver damage

Researchers identify genetic mutations that can promote regeneration after liver damage

Study uncovers genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients

Study uncovers genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients

Compounds derived from common hop plant thwart cancer cells

Compounds derived from common hop plant thwart cancer cells

WHO guidelines for chronic hepatitis B fail to detect half of the patients in Ethiopia needing treatment

WHO guidelines for chronic hepatitis B fail to detect half of the patients in Ethiopia needing treatment

New strategy for potential treatment of HBV associated liver cancer

New strategy for potential treatment of HBV associated liver cancer

New research aims to turn worms against parasite-associated cancer

New research aims to turn worms against parasite-associated cancer

Repurposing drugs to outsmart cancers

Repurposing drugs to outsmart cancers

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

Researchers discover new biomarker for postoperative liver dysfunction

Researchers discover new biomarker for postoperative liver dysfunction

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