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January 3rd, 2012

Mayo Clinic Studies Identify Risk Factors in Rising Trend of Liver Cancer

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Two Mayo Clinic studies published in the January 3 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings offer a clearer picture of the rise of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or liver cancer, which has tripled in the U.S. in the last three decades and has a 10 to 12 percent five-year survival rate when detected in later stages.
 
The studies were funded by the National Institute of Health and the Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities.

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