- Dalbir Singh Sandhu, MD
- Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44102, United States.
Special Issue Introduction
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the 5th most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer related deaths worldwide as estimated by World health Organization. An increased trend in mortality rates related to HCC has been observed in most countries over recent decades. Apart from chronic viral illnesses (Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C) and alcohol liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is emerging as an important etiology for the development of HCC. Despite our increased understanding about the molecular pathogenesis of HCC, the diagnosis and management of HCC still poses a challenge to clinicians. Recent years have noted a surge in newer diagnostic modalities (imaging, molecular markers, etc.) for HCC. The treatment approaches including newer molecular targets especially for advanced HCC are also rapidly evolving. This special issue will focus on the new perspectives in the diagnosis and management of HCC.
Submission Deadline31 Oct 2019