Primary Liver Cancer: Surveillance, Diagnosis and Treatment by Tinsay A. Woreta MD, MPH, James P. Hamilton MD (auth.),

By Tinsay A. Woreta MD, MPH, James P. Hamilton MD (auth.), Nancy Reau, Fred Poordad (eds.)

Primary Liver melanoma: Surveillance, prognosis and Treatment makes a speciality of the numerous treatments swiftly evolving to help with controlling hepatocellular carcinoma in addition to rising applied sciences to aid in early analysis in addition to prevention. All chapters are written by means of specialists of their fields and comprise the hottest details for analysis, therapy, surveillance, epidemiology, staging, recurrence and prevention. This quantity will function an invaluable source for medical gastroenterologists, hepatologists, oncologists, pathologists, and physicians who deal with sufferers with power liver illness and hepatocellular carcinoma.

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30] showed that patients with hepatitis C and cirrhosis who have achieved viral clearance on therapy should continue to undergo surveillance. A more recent study published by Singh et al. 35 vs. nonresponders. However, 5% of the patients who did achieve SVR still developed HCC in long-term follow-up. Therefore, although the risk is decreased in patients with SVR, the authors of the study still continue to recommend regular surveillance. However, patients who clear HCV prior to developing cirrhosis have a very low likelihood of developing HCC and may not warrant surveillance.

The ultimate goal of a cancer screening program is to reduce site-specific mortality. The benefits of screening should outweigh the costs before the use of a given test is promoted [1]. Ideally, screening will help to reduce morbidity and mortality by detecting asymptomatic disease or disease precursors and thereby allowing early treatment initiation in the natural history of a disease. Numerous screening tests have been investigated throughout the years, and many are now part of standard practice.

Promoting cancer screening: Learning from experience. Cancer. 2004;101(5 Suppl):1107–17. 2. Bruix J, Sherman M. Management of hepatocellular carcinoma: an update. Hepatology. 2011;53(3):1020–2. 3. Omata M, Lesmana LA, Tateishi R, et al. Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver consensus recommendations on hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatol Int. 2010;4(2):439–74. 4. Bruix J, Sherman M, Llovet JM, et al. Clinical management of hepatocellular carcinoma. Conclusions of the Barcelona-2000 EASL conference.

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