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
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