Management of hepatocellular carcinoma in Asia: consensus statement from the Asian Oncology Summit 2009
Poon, Donald × Anderson, Benjamin O Chen, Li-Tzong Tanaka, Koichi Lau, Wan Yee Van Cutsem, Eric Singh, Harjit Chow, Wan Cheng Ooi, London Lucien Chow, Pierce Khin, Maung Win Koo, Wen Hsin #
Lancet Pub. Group
The Lancet Oncology vol:10 issue:11 pages:1111-1118
Asia has a disproportionately large share of the world's hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), mainly because of the endemic status of chronic hepatitis B and C viruses, which leads to liver cirrhosis and an increased risk of HCC. This etiological factor presents important opportunities for prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of HCC. This consensus statement reviews the available medical evidence for management of HCC in Asia, and gives treatment recommendations that are adapted to resource availability in this diverse region with disparate health-care delivery systems.