Behavioral data ‘has the potential’ to predict HCC in patients with hepatitis B

Scoring systems based on behavioral and clinical data outperformed existing scores in predicting risk for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, according to data presented at the EASL Congress.“The natural history of HCC begins with fibrosis, which leads to cirrhosis and then to HCC,” Clémence Ramier, MS, a doctoral student at Aix Marseille University, said. “Certain behavior may injure or foster liver disease progression. … Accordingly, behavioral interventions are needed to prevent HCC occurrence. To date, 32 predictionRead More