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Hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatitis B virus

  • Edouard Kurstak
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Abstract

Although primary liver cancer is of rare occurrence in North America and Europe, it is very common in many areas of the world, particularly in Oceania, South-East Asia, and tropical Africa and is among the ten most common human cancers. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the first human viruses for which an etiological association with a human cancer has been established.

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edouard Kurstak
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  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of MontrealCanada
  2. 2.World Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.King Fahad National Guard HospitalRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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