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Author Topic: Liver Cancer Is Driving Increase in Global Liver Deaths  (Read 7122 times)

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Liver Cancer Is Driving Increase in Global Liver Deaths
« on: March 02, 2020, 11:47:36 am »
Although cirrhosis remains the primary direct cause of liver-related deaths worldwide, liver cancer drove a recent five-year increase of more than 10% in the annual rate of liver-related death, in a recent study. Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) are the main drivers of liver cancer and cirrhosis around the world.

Analyzing data from the 2017 Global Burden of Disease Study, James Paik, PhD, of Inova Health System in Falls Church, Virginia, and colleagues sought to assess changes in the annual rate of new cases, known as incidence, of these diseases, as well as the rate of death and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), which is a composite measurement of years of life lost because of diminishment of overall health, as a result of HBV, HCV, NASH and ALD.

Paik presented findings from the study at The Liver Meeting, the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, in Boston this month.

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