Primary Liver Cancer in Japan

  • Takayoshi Tobe
  • Haruo Kameda
  • Masahiko Okudaira
  • Masao Ohto
  • Yasuo Endo
  • Michio Mito
  • Eizo Okamoto
  • Kyuichi Tanikawa
  • Masamichi Kojiro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kunio Okuda
      Pages 3-15
  3. Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Masahiko Okudaira
      Pages 19-23
    3. Setsuo Hirohashi, Michiie Sakamoto
      Pages 25-30
    4. Yasuni Nakanuma, Hiroshi Minato, Tetsuji Kida, Tadashi Terada
      Pages 39-50
  4. Etiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Satoshi Tanaka, Nobu Hattori
      Pages 61-67
    3. Shinako Takada, Katsuyuki Yaginuma, Masayuki Arii, Ikuo Nakamura, Yumiko Shirakata, Midori Kobayashi et al.
      Pages 75-87
  5. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Clinical features and Diagnosis

      1. Yutaka Inagaki, Masashi Unoura, Kenichi Kobayashi
        Pages 93-102
    3. Diagnostic Imaging

      1. Seigo Sakaguchi, Keiji Tohara, Yoshihiko Oka
        Pages 111-128
      2. Osamu Matsui, Yuji Itai
        Pages 129-138
      3. Yuji Itai, Kuni Ohtomo, Osamu Matsui
        Pages 139-151
      4. Kenichi Takayasu, Yukio Muramatsu, Noriyuki Moriyama, Fumihiko Wakao
        Pages 153-160

About this book


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is common in the Far East and South Africa, but is rare in the United States and Europe. The vast experience of the East, which has led to marked improvement in the prognosis of patients with HCC, is made available to researchers worldwide in this monograph. The book is based on an enormous amount of data that has been collected and analyzed by the Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan. The data stems from a survey on HCC in Japan since 1965 and contains information from more than 30,000 patients with regard to age distribution, past medical history, diagnostic procedures, frequency of HBV-associated antigens and antibodies, surgical and conservative treatments, gross anatomical and histological features of the tumors, pathology of the noncancerous portions, distant metastasis, and survival rate. This data is a tremendous contribution to our understanding of the epidemiology, pathology, and the latest developments of the molecular biology and clinical problems of primary liver cancer.


cancer carcinoma liver metastasis molecular biology pathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Takayoshi Tobe
    • 1
  • Haruo Kameda
    • 2
  • Masahiko Okudaira
    • 3
  • Masao Ohto
    • 4
  • Yasuo Endo
    • 5
  • Michio Mito
    • 6
  • Eizo Okamoto
    • 7
  • Kyuichi Tanikawa
    • 8
  • Masamichi Kojiro
    • 9
  1. 1.1st Department of Surgery, Faculty of MedicineKyoto UniversitySakyo-ku, KyotoJapan
  2. 2.The First Department of Internal MedicineJikei University School of MedicineMinato-ku, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, School of MedicineKitasato UniversitySagamiharaJapan
  4. 4.First Department of Medicine, School of MedicineChiba UniversityChibaJapan
  5. 5.Sanraku HospitalChiyoda-ku, TokyoJapan
  6. 6.The Second Department of SurgeryAsahikawa Medical CollegeAsahikawa, HokkaidoJapan
  7. 7.The First Department of SurgeryHyogo College of MedicineNishinomiya, HyogoJapan
  8. 8.Second Department of MedicineKurume University School of MedicineKurumeJapan
  9. 9.First Department of PathologyKurume University School of MedicineFukuokaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-68179-3
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-68177-9
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