Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Globally, liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It is mainly associated with liver cirrhosis, hepatitis B or C virus infection, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Unfortunately, liver cancer can be difficult to treat as the disease is often advanced at the time of diagnosis. Generally, liver surgery and ablation therapies are the most common approaches used in the treatment of both primary and metastatic liver tumours. There are also a number of treatments aimed at reducing the growth of the cancer if surgery is not an option, including chemotherapy, targeted radiotherapy and targeted therapies.

October is Liver Cancer Awareness month and the cancer team at Nature Communications is pleased to share important research articles in this field to raise awareness and increase understanding of this challenging disease and find effective ways to treat it.

Representation of a liver cancer in human body

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