Hepatocellular Cancer

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Brian I. Carr

Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jawad Ahmad, Mordechai Rabinovitz
    Pages 1-22
  3. Marie C. DeFrances, George K. Michalopoulos
    Pages 23-57
  4. Hale Kirimlioglu, Anthony J. Demetris, Michael A. Nalesnik
    Pages 77-115
  5. Michael P. Federle, Michael J. Payne
    Pages 141-151
  6. Martin Goodman, David A. Geller
    Pages 171-183
  7. Katsuhiko Yanaga, Sadayuki Okudaira, Takashi Kanematsu, J. Wallis Marsh
    Pages 185-198
  8. C. Andrew Bonham, Martin Goodman, Sydney D. Finkelstein, Igor Dvorchik, J. Wallis Marsh
    Pages 199-214
  9. Nikhil B. Amesur, Albert B. Zajko, Philip D. Orons
    Pages 215-231
  10. Brian I. Carr
    Pages 233-264
  11. Andrew S. Kennedy
    Pages 265-284
  12. Brian I. Carr, J. Wallis Marsh, David A. Geller
    Pages 285-291
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 293-298

About this book

Introduction

Recent advances in the use of ultrasound and computed tomography, in new drugs and drug combinations, as well as with increasingly successful liver transplantation have transformed not only our understanding of hepatocellular cancer (HCC), but also our clinical management of the disease. In Hepatocellular Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment, highly experienced clinicians-many from Dr. Thomas Starzl's renowned liver transplant team at the University of Pittsburgh-present a fully synthesized practical approach to HCC patient management, including an up-to-date literature review. Their presentation includes all the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of primary liver cancer. A summary chapter details for physicians the diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making process for dealing with such problems as incidental tumors in the liver transplant, the role of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, intra-arterial vs intravenous therapy, the uses of embolization, and the significance of portal vein thrombus. A value-added compact disk containing a companion ebook version of Hepatocellular Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment is included for downloading and use in the reader's PC or PDA.
Authoritative and highly practical, Hepatocellular Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment captures for physicians the recent exciting changes in our understanding of hepatocellular cancer, focusing on today's optimal diagnostic methods, novel therapeutics, and day-to-day best management practices.

Keywords

Cell Cycle Growth Inhibitors HCC Tumor Classifications Intra-hepatic Chemotherapy cancer carcinoma cell chemoembolization classification imaging imaging techniques liver liver transplantation radiology transplantation tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian I. Carr
    • 1
  1. 1.Liver Cancer Center, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburgh

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-844-1
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-125-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-844-1
  • About this book