Africa Hepatopancreatobiliary Cancer Consortium

  • Hepatopancreatobiliary cancers are cancers of the liver, biliary tract, and pancreas
  • Rapidly fatal malignancies
  • Poorly understood etiology and biology
  • Often diagnosed at a late stage, after the primary tumor has spread to adjacent or distant organs, precluding curative therapy
  • Africans have higher incidences of these cancers than Americans, Asians, or Europeans.
  • Africans are also more likely to be diagnosed with these cancers at younger ages and have higher mortality from these cancers than many other racial/ethnic groups worldwide.

Liver Cancer is the Most Lethal of the Major Cancers

Cancer Type Incidence Mortality Mortality Ratio
Breast 2,261,000 685,000 0.30
Lung 2,207,000 1,796,000 0.81
Prostate 1,414,000 375,000 0.27
Colon 1,149,000 577,000 0.50
Stomach 1,089,000 769,000 0.71
Liver 906,000 830,000 0.92


August 25th-28th, 2022

Africa HepatoPancreatoBiliary Cancer Consortium Conference 2022

Join us in Cairo, Egypt for our first “Africa HepatoPancreatoBiliary Cancer Consortium Conference” on August 25th-28th, 2022 The Africa HepatoPancreatoBiliary Cancer Consortium (AHPBCC) will establish, […]

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