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Trends in the incidence of primary liver cancer in Central Uganda, 1960–1980 and 1991–2005

By P Ocama, S Nambooze, C K Opio, M S Shiels, H R Wabinga and G D Kirk


Primary liver cancer (PLC) incidence trends from Africa are unknown. Using Kampala Cancer Registry data from 1960 to 1980 and 1991 to 2005, we identified 771 PLCs. Although rates were stable among men, PLC incidence among women increased >50%. Investigations of viral hepatitis, aflatoxin, obesity, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may help to explain the increasing incidence of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs)

Topics: Epidemiology
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
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Provided by: PubMed Central

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