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The effect of interaction between hepatitis C virus and cigarette smoking on the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma

Department of Public Health, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830-0011, Japan.
British Journal of Cancer (Impact Factor: 4.82). 04/2006; 94(5):737-9. DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6602981
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ABSTRACT We evaluated the interaction between hepatitis C virus (HCV) and cigarette smoking on death from hepatocellular cancer in The Japan Collaborative Cohort Study. The odds ratio of death from HCC for smoking was 9.60 (1.50-61.35) and 1.71(0.58-5.08) among anti-HCV positive and negative individuals, respectively.

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