From the Editor-in-Chief
Why Are Liver Cancer Death Rates Up?
Hepatitis C infection, obesity and alcohol can contribute to more cases of liver cancer.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Liver Cancer on the Rise
Liver cancer incidence and death rates are increasing rapidly. Although there is no screening test for the disease, minimizing risk factors—hepatitis B and C, smoking, obesity and type 2 diabetes—could prevent many cases from developing.
by Sue Rochman
Yesterday & Today
Alec Guinness, Reluctant Intergalactic Icon
Liver cancer took the legendary actor and his wife of 62 years just months apart. Twelve years later, where do efforts to prevent and treat the disease stand?
by Jocelyn Selim