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Nat Rev Cancer. 2013 Feb;13(2):123-35. doi: 10.1038/nrc3449.

Pathogenic mechanisms in HBV- and HCV-associated hepatocellular carcinoma.

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Department of Biology and Sbarro Health Research Organization, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, 1900 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, USA.

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a highly lethal cancer, with increasing worldwide incidence, that is mainly associated with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and/or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. There are few effective treatments partly because the cell- and molecular-based mechanisms that contribute to the pathogenesis of this tumour type are poorly understood. This Review outlines pathogenic mechanisms that seem to be common to both viruses and which suggest innovative approaches to the prevention and treatment of HCC.

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23344543
DOI:
10.1038/nrc3449
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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