Classification and Staging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An Aid to Clinical Decision-Making

Benyam D. Addissie, Lewis Rowland Roberts

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Abstract

Classification and staging of hepatocellular carcinoma in a way that allows optimal treatment selection is challenging. This article summarizes some of the classification and staging schemes and discusses the conceptual framework that guides optimal treatment selection for each patient. The article does not exhaustively discuss each staging system proposed in the last three decades, but rather reviews the most commonly used staging systems, evaluates the rationale behind some of the newer staging systems, and compares them focusing on their use in clinical decision-making, notably choice of therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-294
Number of pages18
JournalClinics in Liver Disease
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Classification
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Treatment selection
  • Tumor staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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