- Jia Fan, MD
- Department of Liver Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Cancer Invasion, Ministry of Education, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China.
Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China.
Special Issue Introduction
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most frequent primary liver cancer, leading to more than 700 thousand deaths annually. In recent years, immunotherapy has emerged as a novel, effective systemic treatment for advanced HCC, which can potentially suppress tumor recurrence and metastasis. However, the objective response rate of simply immunologic agent treatment for HCC is still unsatisfactory. The combination of conventional treatments including stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with specific immunotherapeutic approaches may dramatically improve outcome of HCC patients. Moreover, the advancement of SBRT techniques has allowed for a safer administration of higher levels of dose to liver cancer while minimizing the potential liver toxicities. In this edition of Hepatoma Research, we will discuss new advances in SBRT, immunotherapy, and combined strategies for the treatment of patients with liver cancer.
ParticipantsChen Dong Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
Antonio Bertoletti Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore, Singapore City, Singapore.
Aparna Jayachandran&Ritu Shrestha Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.
Liliana Montella "S.Maria delle Grazie" Hospital Pozzuoli (Naples)- ASL Naples 2 Nord, Italy.
Chun-Hong Ma Shandong University, Jinan, China.
Ming Chen&Ning Zhou Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, China.
Chunfeng Qu National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.
Hong Yao XuZhou Medical University, Xuzhou, China.
Yong Zeng West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
Yu-Min Li Key Laboratory of Digestive System Tumors of Gansu, Lanzhou, China.
Xun-Di Xu Second Xiangya Hospital of Central-South University, Changsha, China.
Shu-Qun Cheng&Xiu-Ping Zhang The National Research Cooperative Group for Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Tumour Thrombus, Shanghai, China.
Xue-Fu Wang Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China.
The list is arranged in no particular order and being updated.
Submission Deadline30 Dec 2019