Journal article

The Burden of Primary Liver Cancer and Underlying Etiologies From 1990 to 2015 at the Global, Regional, and National Level Results From the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015

Tomi Akinyemiju, Semaw Abera, Muktar Ahmed, Noore Alam, Mulubirhan Assefa Alemayohu, Christine Allen, Rajaa Al-Raddadi, Nelson Alvis-Guzman, Yaw Amoako, Al Artaman, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Aleksandra Barac, Isabela Bensenor, Adugnaw Berhane, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Jacqueline Castillo-Rivas, Abdulaal Chitheer, Jee-Young Choi, Benjamin Cowie, Lalit Dandona Show all

JAMA ONCOLOGY | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2017

Abstract

IMPORTANCE: Liver cancer is among the leading causes of cancer deaths globally. The most common causes for liver cancer include hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and alcohol use. OBJECTIVE: To report results of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2015 study on primary liver cancer incidence, mortality, and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 195 countries or territories from 1990 to 2015, and present global, regional, and national estimates on the burden of liver cancer attributable to HBV, HCV, alcohol, and an "other" group that encompasses residual causes. DESIGN, SETTINGS, AND PARTICIPANTS: Mortality was estimated using vital registration and cancer regis..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Prof Larson reports that her research group has received funding from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Merck to convene research symposia, as well as funding from GSK for advising on vaccine hesitancy issues. Prof Larson also reports that she has served on the Merck Vaccines Strategic Advisory Board. Dr Mendoza reports that he is currently the Program Analyst at the United Nations Population Fund Country Office in Peru, an institution that does not necessarily endorse this study. No other disclosures are reported.