alexa HCV-associated liver cancer without cirrhosis.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

Author(s): De Mitri MS, Poussin K, Baccarini P, Pontisso P, DErrico A,

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Abstract Chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is regarded as a risk factor for hepatocellular cancer, mostly in patients with liver cirrhosis. We looked for HCV genomes in the livers of patients with hepatocellular cancer who did not have cirrhosis to see whether HCV was directly oncogenic. Cancerous and non-cancerous liver tissue, and serum samples from 19 patients negative for hepatitis B surface antigen were analysed by polymerase chain reaction for the presence of HCV genome, HCV replication, HCV genotyping, and HBV genome. 13 of 19 patients were HCV RNA-positive in cancerous and non-cancerous liver tissue; 8 of 17 tested were anti-HCV positive. Among the 13 HCV RNA-positive patients, 11 had genotype 1b and 2 had genotype 2a. 7 of 13 serum samples were HCV RNA positive. 7 of 19 patients were HBV DNA positive in cancerous and non-cancerous liver tissue, 5 of them anti-HBc positive. 4 patients were both HCV RNA and HBV DNA positive and 3 were both HCV RNA and HBV DNA negative. Our results provide evidence for the association of HCV, mostly genotype 1b, with hepatocellular cancer without the intermediate step of cirrhosis.
This article was published in Lancet and referenced in Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

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