Hepatocellular carcinoma is leading in cancer-related disease burden among hospitalized baby boomers.


Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, United States. Electronic address: [Email]


Three fourths of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected adult patients in the United States (US) are born between 1945 and 1965, also known as baby boomers (BB). Prevalence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is raising in BB due to their advancing age and prolonged HCV infection. We evaluated inpatient hospitalization and mortality in BB associated with HCC.


Baby boomers,HCC,HCV,Inpatient incidence,Mortality,