Current Oncology Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 177–183

Hepatocellular carcinoma: Epidemic and treatment

  • Jill Allen
  • Alan Venook

DOI: 10.1007/s11912-004-0047-9

Cite this article as:
Allen, J. & Venook, A. Curr Oncol Rep (2004) 6: 177. doi:10.1007/s11912-004-0047-9


Hepatocellular carcinoma remains a worldwide epidemic. Survival rates are poor; however, oncologists are able to offer regional therapies to those patients who present with early disease. Prevention through vaccination remains a mainstay of this epidemic. New staging systems that incorporate important information about tumor characteristics and liver disease improve our ability to prognosticate and treat these patients.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jill Allen
    • 1
  • Alan Venook
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gastrointestinal OncologyUniversity of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, UCSF Medical CenterSan FranciscoUSA

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