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Topic: Surveillance in Patients with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis-related Hepatocellular Carcinoma

A special issue of Hepatoma Research

ISSN 2454-2520 (Online), ISSN 2394-5079 (Print)

Submission deadline: 15 Jul 2022

Guest Editor(s)

  • Jean-Francois Dufour, MD, PhD
    President Swiss NASH Foundation & Swiss Foundation against Liver Cancer; Clinic Director and Full Professor of Hepatology at the University Hospital of Bern in Bern, Switzerland; Chief Medical Officer, Senior Physician and Professor of Hepatology, University Clinic for Visceral Surgery and Medicine – Insel Hospital, Bern, Switzerland.

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Special Issue Introduction

This special issue edited by Dr. Jean-Francois Dufour on “Surveillance in Patients with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis-related Hepatocellular Carcinoma” will focus on the following aspects:

1. Principle of surveillance for HCC
2. Risk factors for HCC and their role in surveillance of NAFLD patients
3. Sonography in surveillance for HCC in NAFLD patients
4. CEUS for HCC detection and diagnosis in the context of NAFLD
5. Place of CT in surveillance for HCC in patients with NAFLD
6. MR for risk assessment of HCC in NAFLD
7. MRI criteria for HCC diagnosis in NAFLD patients
8. Liquid biopsy for HCC detection in NAFLD patients
9. Post-transplant surveillance after OLT for HCC in NAFLD patient
10. Challenges and barriers in NAFLD patients for HCC surveillance

We invite original or review manuscripts, perspectives, opinions and commentary, etc. to this project.


1. Pompilia Radu  University Clinic for Visceral Surgery and Medicine, Inselspital Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
2. Matteo Renzulli Radiology Unit, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Speciality Medicine, Sant'Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
3. Mariana Verdelho Machado Gastroenterology Department, Hospital de Vila Franca de Xira, Lisbon, Portugal.
4. Mazen Noureddin Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
5. Marica Meroni General Medicine and Metabolic Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Pad. Granelli, 20122 Milan, Italy.
6. Steven Raman Department of Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA.
7. Pedram Keshavarz David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA.
8. Ann Farrell Department of Gastroenterology, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy 3065, Australia..
9. Yoshio Sumida Division of Hepatology and Pancreatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Aichi, Japan.
10. Anna Mae Diehl Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
11. Timothy J. S. Cross Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK..
12. Christine Pocha Sanford School of Medicine, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, USA.
13. Markus Peck-Radosavljevic Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology (IMuG), Hepatology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Nephrology and Emergency Medicine (ZAE) with Centralized Endoscopy Service, Klinikum Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Klagenfurt, Austria.
14. Kevin King Abdominal radiology section at UCLA.
15. David Lu Abdominal radiology section at UCLA.
16. Takuya Seike System Biology, Graduate School of Advanced Preventive Medical Science, Kanazawa University, Japan.

Submission Deadline

15 Jul 2022

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