Liver cancer is the fastest increasing cause of cancer death in Australians

Jennifer H MacLachlan and Benjamin C Cowie
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11481
Published online: 5 November 2012

To the Editor: In September 2012, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released its report on cancer survival and prevalence in Australia from 1982 to 2010, incorporating incidence and mortality estimates for all malignancies reported to Australian cancer registries.1 Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Australia, accounting for about 20% of the total disease burden and 30% of deaths.2

  • Jennifer H MacLachlan
  • Benjamin C Cowie

  • WHO Regional Reference Laboratory for Hepatitis B, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, VIC.


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