Special Issue

Topic: Epidemiology and Emerging Risk Factors in Liver Cancer

A Special Issue of Hepatoma Research

ISSN 2454-2520 (Online) 2394-5079 (Print)

Submission deadline: 15 Jul 2023

Guest Editor(s)

Tommaso Stroffolini‬, MD
Department of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Policlinico Umberto I, Rome, Italy.

Special Issue Introduction

Liver cancer ranks as the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide, accounting for 780,000 deaths in 2018. Nearly 90% of these cases are due to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses have played a major role as aetiological factors for HCC. Vaccination campaigns against Hepatitis B and the availability of effective oral antiviral drugs for both viruses have reduced the rate of viral-related HCC cases. However, a significant increase in the proportion of cases associated with non-viral factors, especially metabolic fatty liver disease (MAFLD), has been reported.

In this Special Issue, attention is paid to non-viral factors for HCC and their potential interaction with hepatitis viruses, including but not limited to:
● Alcohol;
● Smoking;
● Obesity;
● Diabetes;


1. Aalam Sohal  Liver Institute Northwest, 3216 Northeast 45th Place Suite 212, Seattle, WA 98105, USA.
2. Stefano Bellentani  Gastroenterology and Hepatology Service, Clinica Santa Chiara, Locarno 6601, Switzerland; Liver Center, Italian Liver Foundation, Trieste, Italy.

Submission Deadline

15 Jul 2023

Submission Information

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Submission Deadline: 15 Jul 2023
Contacts: Eric Zhang, Assistant Editor, delphine@hrpublishing.net

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ISSN 2454-2520 (Online) 2394-5079 (Print)


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