University of Miami School of Medicine, Public Health Sciences, 1120 14th NW St., Don Soffer Clinical Research Building, Miami, Florida, United States.
I read Kim et al.'s "Changing Trends in Etiology- and Ethnicity-Based Annual Mortality Rates of Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the US"(1) with great interest. Patterns for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are complex, with disparities likely rooted in etiological differences. Addressing the increasing burden of HCC is urgent. Precisely for this reason, I feel compelled to respectfully share three concerns with Kim et al.'s research.