- More than 400,000 in China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan,
- 54,000 in the European Union, and
- 15,000 in the United States.
June 8, 2012
China & Liver Cancer
At the time, the companies quoted Bayer's Dr. Gunnar Riemann, PhD, as saying: "China has the highest number of liver cancer patients worldwide with more than 340,000 new cases diagnosed each year and the incidence is continuing to rise." 2008 data: HCC is the most common form of liver cancer and responsible for ~90% of primary malignant liver tumors in adults. More than 600,000 cases of liver cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year: