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HCC rates slow in cities, continue to climb in rural areas

Key clinical point: Hepatocellular carcinoma incidence rate increases have slowed in urban areas, but remain steady in rural areas of the United States.

Major finding: The average annual percentage change in hepatocellular carcinoma incidence was a steady 5.7% in rural areas.

Study details: Analysis of cancer registry data on 310,635 hepatocellular carcinoma cases from 1995 to 2016.

Disclosures: No funding source for the study was reported. Dr. Gainey and Dr. Roberts reported having no conflicts of interest to disclose.


Gainey C et al. Liver Meeting 2020, Abstract 136.