Semin intervent Radiol 2020; 37(05): 441-447
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1719185
Review Article

Diagnosis, Staging, and Patient Selection for Locoregional Therapy to Treat Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Zachary T. Berman
1  Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California
,
Isabel Newton
1  Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California
2  Department of Radiology, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality and the only cancer for which the incidence and mortality are on the rise. Sensitive and specific screening and diagnostic approaches, robust staging regimens, multidisciplinary tumor boards, and patient/family education and engagement in the shared decision-making process help to identify a patient's optimal treatment options. Locoregional therapies have been the mainstay for treating intermediate-stage disease, but they are finding special applications for early and advanced disease. This review discusses the diagnosis of HCC, current accepted staging models, and treatment of HCC, with a focus on locoregional therapies.



Publication History

Publication Date:
11 December 2020 (online)

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