NCRI 2019: Deaths from liver cancer reach new high in England

Written by Caitlin Killen, Future Science group

Research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference (Glasgow, UK, 3-5 November) has highlighted an increase in the number of diagnoses of liver cancer, with mortality rates tripling in the past 20 years. The research was presented by Anya Burton (Public Health England, London, UK), who alongside her colleagues, is involved in the partnership between Hepatocellular Carcinoma UK (HCC-UK) and the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS). Utilizing data collated and maintained by NCRAS, the team analyzed data relating to cases of primary liver cancer in England between 1997 and 2016. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most...

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