Current liver cancer screening protocols may miss at-risk Black individuals with HCV

Despite having better liver function at diagnosis, Black patients with hepatitis C virus tended to have more aggressive hepatocellular carcinoma tumors compared with other racial groups, according to a study published in Cancer.Thus, established guidelines that use the presence of liver cirrhosis to initiate screening for HCC may miss at-risk Black individuals with HCV, according to the researchers.“Black individuals are more likely to develop liver cancer than white individuals and are more likely to die [of] it. Black patients also have more advanced liver cancer at the time ofRead More

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