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Hepatocellular Carcinoma

A Practical Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by Bandar Al Knawy, K. Rajender Reddy, Luigi Bolondi

CRC Press

162 pages

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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Gastroenterology
MEDICAL / Oncology