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Multidisciplinary Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Ahmed O. Kaseb
  • Yasmin M. Abaza
  • Robert E. Roses
Chapter
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 190)

Abstract

Treatment of HCC is complicated by its highly variable biologic behavior and the frequent coexistence of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis in affected patients. While surgery remains the most frequently employed treatment modality, curative resection is only possible for a minority of patients. More often, treatment goals are palliative and draw on the expertise of a range of medical specialists. This chapter aims to place current treatment strategies within the framework of a multidisciplinary approach with special emphasis on pretreatment evaluation, staging, and the selection of an appropriate treatment strategy.

Keywords

Portal Vein Embolization Future Liver Remnant Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer Milan Criterion Magnetic Resonance Elastography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed O. Kaseb
    • 1
  • Yasmin M. Abaza
    • 1
  • Robert E. Roses
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, Department of Surgical OncologyThe University of TexasHoustonUSA

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