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US reports increase in liver cancer

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:755
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma is increasing in the United States, and the increase is expected to continue until the rate of the major cause—infection with hepatitis B or C—is brought under control.

    The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma increased by 71%from 1976 to 1995, according to figures published last …

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