1st Edition

Hepatocellular Carcinoma
A Practical Approach

ISBN 9780415480802
Published August 27, 2009 by CRC Press
170 Pages

USD $200.00

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Book Description

An essential resource for gastroenterologists, hepatologists, liver surgeons, hepatobiliary surgeons, oncologists, and all those working in the field of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Practical Approach covers the updates and recent developments on the diagnosis, screening, and comprehensive medical and surgical management of HCC.

This one-of-a-kind textbook explores all aspects of the disease using a practical, evidence-based approach, and provides step-by-step treatment guidelines that are applicable to all clinical scenarios.

Highlights in the text include:

  • screening and surveillance methods to aid in the prevention of HCC
  • imaging technologies for accurate diagnosis, including ultrasound and PET
  • treatment modalities for HCC, such as local ablation therapy, chemoembolization, chemotherapy, and liver resection and transplantation
  • a discussion on novel therapies and future therapeutic trends for treating HCC

Table of Contents

Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Surveillance, and Prevention
Epidemiology of the Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Angelo Sangiovanni and Massimo Colombo
Molecular Pathogenesis
Massimo Levrero, Natalia Pediconi, Stefania Vossio, Valeria Schinzari, Francesca Guerrieri and Emanuele Palescandolo
HCC Screening and Surveillance
Ryota Masuzaki and Masao Omata
Prevention of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Geoffrey C. Farrell and Jiangao Fan

Tumor Markers and Molecular Biology
Smruti R. Mohanty and Donald M. Jensen
Imaging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Riccardo Lencioni, Laura Crocetti, Dania Cioni, and M. Clotilde Della Pina
William Sanchez and Gregory J. Gores

Local Ablation Therapy
Shuichiro Shiina
Chemotherapy and Novel Systemic Therapies
Ahmed O. Kaseb and Melanie Thomas
Chemoembolization, Radioembolization, and Other Novel Intra-arterial Therapies
Saad M. Ibrahim, Ahsun Riaz, Robert J. Lewandowski, Riad Salem, Laura M. Kulik and Mary F. Mulcahy
Liver Resection
Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Norihiro Kokudo and Masatoshi Makuuchi
Liver Transplantation as Treatment for HCC
Richard B. Freeman

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