Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Treatment Options


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Author: David A. Axelrod, MD

1. Describe minimally invasive treatment options and indications for transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), trans arterial radioembolization (TARE), and stereotactic radiation.
2. Describe patients who may be candidates for resection of HCC based on anatomy and underlying liver reserve
3. Describe the Milan and UCSF criteria used for transplant candidacy and the role of downstaging
4. Describe the MELD exception process for transplant candidates with HCC
5. Discuss adjuvant therapies for HCC
6. Understand the BCLC treatment algorithm

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