Cholangiocarcinoma: New Insights into Disease Pathogenesis and Biology

Chiara Braconi, Tushar C Patel

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Scopus citations

Abstract

Cholangiocarcinomas are rare malignant tumors whose incidence is increasing worldwide. Risk factors for this malignancy include both infectious and non-infectious diseases characterized by chronic inflammation of the bile duct epithelia. Diagnosis of these cancers remains difficult because of the lack of sensitive diagnostic tests. The prognosis is poor probably because of the lack of effective treatments for unresectable cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)871-884
Number of pages14
JournalInfectious Disease Clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Biliary tract cancers
  • Liver cancers
  • Liver flukes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

Cite this