Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a complex and heterogeneous disease, often associated with underlying conditions, like cirrhosis or other relevant co-morbidities that worsen the prognosis and make the clinical management more challenging. Current recommendations emphasize the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for the management of HCC patients and stress the crucial role of careful prevention and the management of cirrhosis-associated complications. This article discusses the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of HCC patients. Current recommendations for the treatment of cirrhotic patients with HCC are also reviewed.

Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Multidisciplinary approach
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Annals of Oncology
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Barone, C, Koeberle, D, Metselaar, H.J, Parisi, G, Sansonno, D, & Spinzi, G. (2013). Multidisciplinary approach for HCC patients: Hepatology for the oncologists. Annals of Oncology, 24(SUPPL.2), 15–23. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/90135