DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for hepatocellular carcinoma

Hepatocellular carcinoma [DOID:684]

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, also called malignant hepatoma) is the most common type of liver cancer. Most cases of HCC are secondary to either a viral hepatitis infection (hepatitis B or C) or cirrhosis (alcoholism being the most common cause of hepatic cirrhosis).

Synonyms:  hepatocellular carcinoma,  DOID:684,  HCC,  Hepatocellular carcinoma (clinical),  Hepatocellular carcinoma (morphologic abnormality) ...