A study published in Cancer found that primary liver cancer (PLC) in highly endemic regions has been partly alleviated due to the potent control of hepatitis, especially among young and middle-aged individuals.
However, researchers also observed an unfavorable trend in most developed countries and in elderly populations. Given this finding, they indicated that PLC prevention schedules should give more attention to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and elderly patients.
“The most pronounced increase was found in PLC caused by NASH, suggesting that weight management and obesity control deserve more attention in PLC primary prevention schedules,” the authors wrote. “Additionally, the PLC incidence trend and pattern are highly heterogeneous among regions and populations. Therefore, more targeted prevention strategies are needed.”
Using collected detailed information on PLC…