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Title: Australian recommendations for the management of hepatocellular carcinoma: a consensus statement
Austin Authors: Lubel, John S;Roberts, Stuart K;Strasser, Simone I;Thompson, Alexander J;Philip, Jennifer;Goodwin, Mark D ;Clarke, Stephen;Crawford, Darrell Hg;Levy, Miriam T;Shackel, Nick
Affiliation: Austin Health
Surgery (University of Melbourne)
Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC
Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW
University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Greenslopes Private Hospital, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
Liverpool Hospital Sydney, Sydney, NSW
University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
Issue Date: 13-Dec-2020 2020-12-13
Publication information: Medical Journal of Australia 2020; online first: 13 December
Abstract: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of cancer deaths both globally and in Australia. Surveillance for HCC in at-risk populations allows diagnosis at an early stage, when potentially curable. However, most Australians diagnosed with HCC die of the cancer or of liver disease. In the changing landscape of HCC management, unique challenges may lead to clinical practice variation. As a result, there is a need to identify best practice management of HCC in an Australian context. This consensus statement has been developed for health professionals involved in the care of adult patients with HCC in Australia. It is applicable to specialists, general medical practitioners, nurses, health coordinators and hospital administrators. This statement has been developed by specialists in hepatology, radiology, surgery, oncology, palliative care, and primary care, including medical practitioners and nurses. The statement addresses four main areas relevant to HCC management: epidemiology and incidence, diagnosis, treatment, and patient management. A modified Delphi process was used to reach consensus on 31 recommendations. Principal recommendations include the adoption of surveillance strategies, use of multidisciplinary meetings, diagnosis, treatment options and patient management. This consensus statement will simplify HCC patient management and reduce clinical variation. Ultimately, this should result in better outcomes for patients with HCC.
DOI: 10.5694/mja2.50885
ORCID: 0000-0002-9015-7997
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Cancer
Liver cirrhosis
Liver neoplasms
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