Liver cancer in Taiwan falls after universal hepatitis B vaccination

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:7
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. BMJ

    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 …

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