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Advanced HCC: New systemic treatment options

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Published: 08.05.19
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Prof Hesham El-Ghazaly - Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Prof Hesham El-Ghazaly speaks to ecancer at the 2019 International Gastrointestinal, Liver and Uro-Oncology Conference (IGILUC) in Cairo about novel systemic treatment options for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Prof El-Ghazaly highlights the prevalence of HCC as the most common cancer in Egypt - with Egypt having the highest incidence worldwide.

Prof El-Ghazaly believes HCC treatment should have a curative intent, which includes liver transplant, radiofrequency ablation and resection.
The addition of systemic treatment is particularly important to achieve a positive outcome in some patients - which is considered as an unmet need.

He also describes the emergence of additional treatments over the past two years, which include the combination of local treatments with sorafenib and immunotherapy.

For the future treatment of HCC, Prof El-Ghazaly believes a multi-disciplinary approach is needed, along with improvements in research activity.
 

 

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