On March 9, the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2012 found that liver cancer was the only common cancer increasing in incidence and death rates. The report states that a major risk factor for liver cancer is viral hepatitis. See CDC summary handout.
This speaks to the importance of continuing efforts to not only raise awareness about viral hepatitis but also increase appropriate immunizations, screening, and linkage to care. Hepatitis prevention is cancer prevention!