Seventy Percent of Liver Cancer Cases in the US Could be Prevented

October 16, 2019

GLI Spearheads Initiative to Double the Five-Year Survival Rate by 2030

Washington, DC — The Global Liver Institute (GLI), along with 33 other leading health and medical organizations, has issued a global call-to-action to increase the five-year survival rate for liver cancer from 18% to 36% by 2030.

Liver cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, accounting for more than 700,000 deaths each year. In the United States this year alone more than 42,000 people will be diagnosed with liver cancer and more than 31,000 people will die from this disease. The National Cancer Institute estimates that there were more than 83,000 people living with liver cancer in the United States in 2016.

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