Gastroenterology

HBV increases risk for digestive system cancers

Chronic hepatitis B virus infection is associated with the risk for nonliver cancers, especially digestive system cancers, according to findings from a population-based cohort study published in JAMA Network Open.
“In a large prospective Chinese cohort of 496,732 adults, we found that participants who were (hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)] seropositive were at an increased risk of developing [hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)] and several nonliver cancers, including stomach cancer, oral cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and lymphoma,” Ci Song, MD, from Nanjing Medical

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