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Role of the multidisciplinary team in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma.
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PMID:  22375523     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
It has long been appreciated that hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a complex disease. HCC is typically preceded by liver cirrhosis, which is itself caused by various types of hepatitis of both viral and nonviral etiologies. Thus, the treatment of patients with HCC requires multiple healthcare professionals, including hepatologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, transplantation surgeons, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, nurses, nurse practitioners and interventional radiologists. These specialists should meet regularly to review patients' progress, ensure that treatments are individualized for each patient and agree on next steps. We review case presentations provided by the authors to illustrate the benefits and advantages of the multidisciplinary team matrix in the management of patients with HCC, including the effects of this treatment technique on patient outcome, survival and quality of life.
Authors:
Robert G Gish; Riccardo Lencioni; Adrian M Di Bisceglie; Jean-Luc Raoul; Vincenzo Mazzaferro
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1747-4132     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101278199     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Center for Hepatobiliary Disease, University of California, San Diego, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103-8413, USA. rgish@ucsd.edu.
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