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Taiwain Researchers Report New Marker For Liver Cancer Risk

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Taiwan scientists report discovery of a new biomarker for liver cancer, one related to the hepatitis B virus. The researchers said identifying the indicator could aid in new diagnostic procedures. The research, to be published in the next issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggests a patient with genotype C has as much as double the risk of developing cancer as one with genotype B of the hepatitis B virus. Further, if the virus has mutated, the risk changes up or down according to where the mutation occurs. (Click here for more
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