Liver cancer in Taiwan falls after universal hepatitis B vaccinationBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7099.7a (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:7
- Susan Mayor
The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in Taiwanese children has halved since the introduction of universal hepatitis B vaccination.
Researchers at the National Taiwan University in Taipei found that the average annual incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in children aged 6-14 years fell from 0.7 per 100000 between 1981 and 1986 to 0.36 between 1990 and 1994. This followed …