There is growing evidence that obesity increases the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In a recent issue of Cell, Park et al. show that IL-6 and TNF signaling through activation of STAT3 are critical for obesity-promoted HCC development, underscoring the important role of inflammatory pathways in hepatocarcinogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalCancer Cell
Issue number2
StatePublished - 17 Feb 2010


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