Hepatocarcinogenesis (liver cancer) is, and will continue to be a major worldwide health problem. With chronic HBV and HCV infections being responsible for a significant proportion of HCC cases, the development of new and relevant cell culture and animal models to study the interactions of HBV and HCV with their host and the development of efficient means to combat chronic infections will remain major tasks to tackle. This publication gives an overview of our current state of knowledge in respect to the basic biology of these viruses, as well as the clinical and therapeutic options that have been, and are being developed, and highlights the major current technical and biological limitations that the field needs to overcome.
- Hepatitis B virus integration and hepatocarcinogenesis
- The search for infectious causes of human cancers
- Liver flukes and cancer