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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 skin rash in patients treated for liver cancer determines survival

Study shows skin rash in patients treated for liver cancer determines survival

Largest U.S. hepatitis C trial yields treatment insights

Largest U.S. hepatitis C trial yields treatment insights

Hepatitis B virus prevalent among Asians in NY

Hepatitis B virus prevalent among Asians in NY

15% of Asians living in New York City are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus

15% of Asians living in New York City are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus

Similarities and differences in outcomes of cirrhosis due to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and hepatitis C

Similarities and differences in outcomes of cirrhosis due to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and hepatitis C

New approach to treating hepatitis C virus

New approach to treating hepatitis C virus

Radiofrequency ablation is as effective as surgery for small liver tumors

Radiofrequency ablation is as effective as surgery for small liver tumors

Dysregulation of the Hedgehog pathway in human hepatocarcinogenesis

Dysregulation of the Hedgehog pathway in human hepatocarcinogenesis

Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells

Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells

Man-made chemical compound targets and kills tumor cells

Man-made chemical compound targets and kills tumor cells

New vaccines will protect against cancer

New vaccines will protect against cancer

Gene regulation determines human-chimp differences

Gene regulation determines human-chimp differences

Hepatic arterial infusion versus systemic therapy for hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer

Hepatic arterial infusion versus systemic therapy for hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer

New compound CDDO-Im protects against the development of liver cancer

New compound CDDO-Im protects against the development of liver cancer

Lamivudine helps avoid Hepatitis B relapse during chemotherapy

Lamivudine helps avoid Hepatitis B relapse during chemotherapy

Discovery of the molecular mechanism that inhibits HCV replication in vitro

Discovery of the molecular mechanism that inhibits HCV replication in vitro

Researchers use new approach to 'break the code' for liver cancer test

Researchers use new approach to 'break the code' for liver cancer test

Genome discovery may prevent leukaemia

Genome discovery may prevent leukaemia

Drinking lots of coffee and tea can reduce the risk of chronic liver disease

Drinking lots of coffee and tea can reduce the risk of chronic liver disease

Largest hepatitis-C U.S. study defines optimal therapy

Largest hepatitis-C U.S. study defines optimal therapy