Hong Kong Med J 1997;3:69-78 | Number 1, March 1997
SEMINAR PAPERS--LIVER DISEASES: PART 1
An update on hepatocarcinogenesis
CL Lai, YN Lau, PC Wu
Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common cancer occurring in males in the world and has an annual incidence worldwide of 1 million. There are variations in its geographical distribution. It is the second most common cancer in Southeast Asia, including Hong Kong and ranks third among males in China.
Key words: Carcinoma, hepatocellular; Hepatitis B virus; Hepatitis C viruses; Liver cirrhosis; Liver neoplasms
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