Hep B implicated in more non-liver cancers

Infected patients are at risk of lymphoma and GI tract cancers, Chinese study shows
Clare Pain
Digestive system

Hepatitis B virus increases the risk of a range of digestive-tract cancers and lymphoma, in addition to its well-known link to liver cancer, a large Chinese study has reported.

The research adds to previous studies on the virus’s wider role in cancer, which suggested it was associated with pancreatic cancer and lymphoma.