Algorithms of diagnosis and options of hepatocellular carcinoma therapy

  • A. Forner
  • J. M. Llovet
Conference paper
Part of the Falk Symposium book series (FASS, volume 160)


In the past two decades hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has experienced a progressive increase in its incidence, at present constituting the sixth most common cancer worldwide, the third cause of cancer-related mortality1 and the main cause of death among cirrhotic patients.2 These facts are mostly due to the long-term impact of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, along with the increase in early detection.3


Public Health Internal Medicine Hepatocellular Carcinoma Early Detection Chronic Hepatitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Forner
    • 1
  • J. M. Llovet
  1. 1.Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) Group Liver Unit Hospital Clinic IDIBAPS CIBERehdUniversity BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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