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7. Is there evidence that chronic HBV causes liver cancer?

But now there is irrefutable evidence that chronic hepatitis B causes liver cancer. More recently in 1997 the group in Taiwan published the adoption of a universal newborn vaccination program. After fifteen or sixteen years, they already saw a significant drop in the incidence of liver cancer in children under fifteen years of age. And last year HBV, Hepatitis B was officially inducted in the human carcinogen hall of fame. It is listed as one of fifty-eight known agents that cause human cancer.