Our liver cancer treatment team includes highly trained specialists—hepatobiliary and transplant surgeons, hepatologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists and nurses—who work together to find the best treatment for you. We meet weekly to discuss your diagnosis and to develop a personalized treatment plan by reaching a consensus on the best treatment for your cancer. Treatment recommendations take into account your health status, age, liver function, cancer stage and where the tumor is located in your liver, along with your personal goals.
We treat primary liver cancer with a combination of interventional radiology and surgical techniques, including ablation therapy, surgery, new chemotherapeutic options, and liver transplantation.
For patients diagnosed in early stages of the disease, liver transplantation can offer a cure while also preventing the advanced liver disease that frequently accompanies a diagnosis of cancer.
For patients who do not have advanced liver disease or for patients who cannot receive a liver transplant, surgery or ablative therapies such as transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) or radiofrequency ablation (RFA) can often lead to excellent outcomes. TACE delivers chemotherapy through a catheter directly to the liver tumor. RFA is a common treatment method for small tumors and uses a direct current to destroy tumors.
After treatment, we continue to provide supportive care to help you manage the underlying liver disease, as well as to preserve liver function, and monitor you for possible recurrence of the cancer.