Application of surveillance programs for hepatocellular carcinoma in the Asia-Pacific Region
Amarapurkar, Deepak; Han, Kwang-Hyub; Chan, Henry L. Y.; Ueno, Yoshiyuki; Farrell, Geoffrey; Yuen, Man-Fung; Chutaputti, Anuchit; Fan, Jian-Gao; Kao, Jia-Horng; Lim, Seng-Gee; Mohamed, Rosmawati; Sollano, Jose D
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a potential target for cancer surveillance (or screening) as it occurs in well-defined, at-risk populations and curative therapy is possible only for small tumors. Surveillance has been recommended by regional liver societies and is practiced widely, but its benefits are not clearly established. Hepatic ultrasonography with or without alpha fetoprotein (AFP) performed every 6 months is the preferred program. Surveillance of HCC has been well shown to detect...[Show more]
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