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International Journal of Hepatology
Volume 2011, Article ID 565060, 4 pages
Review Article

Summary of the 2010 AHPBA/SSO/SSAT Consensus Conference on HCC

1Division of General Surgery, University of Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4
2Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
3Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403-29th Street NW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 2T9

Received 17 January 2011; Accepted 15 March 2011

Academic Editor: Ryosuke Tateishi

Copyright © 2011 Gitonga Munene et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Under the auspices of the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, an expert consensus conference was convened in January 2010 on the multidisciplinary management of hepatocellular carcinoma. The goals of the conference were to address knowledge gaps in the optimal preparation of patients with HCC for operative therapy, best methods to control HCC while awaiting liver transplantation, and developing a multidisciplinary approach to these patients with implementation of novel systemic therapies.