Long time coming: First Australian advice on liver cancer

Screening patients with hep B is key, says co-author Associate Professor John Lubel

Regular screening of patients with chronic hepatitis B from at-risk ethnicities will be a key plank of the first Australian advice on screening and managing patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

Associate Professor John Lubel
Associate Professor John Lubel.

International guidelines recommend six-monthly ultrasounds for all patients with cirrhosis, plus Asian men over 40, Asian women over 50 and African patients over 20 if chronic hepatitis B is present.

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