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Surname 1 Student’s name: Tutor: Course: Date: Study Suggests Possible Link between Pancreatic Cancer and Hepatitis B Virus Summary Research has shown that pancreatic cancer patients are more likely to be infected with the hepatitis B virus compared. Besides, hepatitis B increases the possibility of getting pancreatic cancer that is a fatal tumor. Although this research succeeded in showing the association between hepatitis B and pancreatic cancer, more research needs to be conducted to establish whether hepatitis B virus real causes pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is not rampant compared to hepatitis B. For instance, about 1.25 million Americans are suffering from hepatitis B while only 38000 pancreatic cases are reported in a year. Chronic hepatitis B is known as the main cause of liver cancer in the world. Although the infection, as well as cancer, can be prevented by vaccination, chronic infections are not curable. The study compared 476 pancreatic cancer patients with 879 health people. When they were tested, the connection to hepatitis C was not
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  • Spring '11
  • macuu
  • Business, Pancreatic Cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma

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