In collaboration with Consulting Editor, Dr. Norman Gitlin, Guest Editor Dr. Catherine Frenette has assembled expert authors to provide current updates on Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). This issue asks important questions and provides answers and current thoughts on the staging and treatment of HCC. Clinical review articles are specifically dedicated to the following topics: The Changing Global Epidemiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Prevention Strategies for HCC; Biomarkers or Biopsy for Diagnosis of HCC; Screening and Surveillance Strategies to Improve the Chance of Success; Imaging Diagnosis of HCC; Surgical Resection: Old dog--Any new tricks; Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Liver Transplant: How Will Organ Allocation Changes Affect the HCC Patient Within Transplant Criteria; Downstaging to Liver Transplant: Success Involves Choosing the Right Patient; Locoregional Therapies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: What has Changed in the Past Ten Years; External Beam Radiotherapy: Is There a Place for This in HCC Treatment; Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors and Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Immuno-oncology for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: The Present and the Future; Management of Side Effects of Systemic Therapies for HCC: Guide for the Hepatologist; and Why a Multi-disciplinary Tumor Board is Critical for Success with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Readers will come away with the information they need to improve patient outcomes in the patient with HCC.
Edited by Catherine Frenette, MD, FAST, AGAF