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Risk stratification of HCC occurrence after HCV eradication: a complicate plot of risk factors related and unrelated to the previous viral disease

Authors: Valentina Cossiga, Maria Guarino, Filomena Morisco, Nicola Caporaso


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer and the second most frequent cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of leading cause of cirrhosis, that is the strongest risk factor for the development of HCC in Western countries (1,2).

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