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Role of Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

REVIEW ARTICLE

Role of Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Chien Pong Chen*

Department of Radiation Oncology, Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, San Diego, CA, USA
*Correspondence to: Chien Pong Chen, Department of Radiation Oncology, Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, 10670 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, USA. Tel: +1-858-554-4100, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2019;7(2):183-190 DOI: 10.14218/JCTH.2018.00060
Received: December 1, 2018 Accepted: May 8, 2019 Published online: May 27, 2019

Abstract

The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has evolved over the past few decades with the advancement of technology and improved imaging. Radiotherapy can offer high local control rates in unresectable HCC, including cases with major vascular involvement, and can provide a modality to help bridge patients to potentially curative resection or transplantation. In metastatic cases, radiotherapy can provide good palliation. This review focuses on the common radiotherapy treatment modalities used for HCC, provides outcome comparisons of these radiotherapy techniques to outcomes with other treatment modalities for HCC, and highlights the discrepancy of the role of radiotherapy in HCC amongst the current available treatment guidelines.

Keywords

Hepatocellular carcinoma, Liver cancer, radiotherapy, Radiation, Stereotactic body radiotherapy

 

 

 

 

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