International Journal of Hepatology

Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Current Management and Future Development


Publishing date
15 Jun 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Dec 2010

Lead Editor

1Department of General Surgery, Singapore General Hospital and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore 169608

2Hong Kong Sanatorium, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

3Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan

4Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology, Division of Cellular and Molecular Research, National Cancer Centre of Singapore and National University of Singapore, Singapore 169610


Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Current Management and Future Development

Description

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most important malignancies in the world and is the 3rd most important cause of cancer deaths. While surgical resection continues to confer the best consistent long-term survival, less than 20% of patients with HCC are amendable to surgical resection at the time of diagnosis. Until recently the prognosis of inoperable HCC was poor and HCC has one of the worse medians of survival among solid cancers. The incidence of HCC worldwide is, however, expected to increase in the new millennium.

Developments in both minimally invasive ablative therapy as well as molecular targeted therapy over the last decade have significantly changed the therapeutic landscape in HCC and conferred better survival and improved quality of life to patients with HCC. These developments together with an increased understanding of the complex molecular basis of the disease are currently rewriting the paradigm and changing the often fatalistic outlook towards the disease.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that describe this currently evolving paradigm and the potential directions of future therapies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The evolving epidemiology of HCC
  • Developments in the more accurate early diagnosis of HCC
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of HCC
  • Improved outcomes with surgical resection and other ablative therapies in HCC
  • New insights into the molecular basis of HCC
  • Novel biomarkers in HCC
  • Outcomes of novel therapeutics in HCC
  • The direction of future therapeutics

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijhep/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 489342
  • - Clinical Study

Gadoxetate Acid-Enhanced MR Imaging for HCC: A Review for Clinicians

Jendana Chanyaputhipong | Su-Chong Albert Low | Pierce K. H. Chow
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 348297
  • - Review Article

Targeted Therapy in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Clarinda W. L. Chua | Su Pin Choo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 486954
  • - Review Article

Liver Cancer Stem Cells

Sameh Mikhail | Aiwu Ruth He
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 686074
  • - Review Article

Improving Outcomes with Surgical Resection and Other Ablative Therapies in HCC

Rahul Deshpande | Derek O'Reilly | David Sherlock
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 241652
  • - Review Article

Assessment of Stromal Invasion for Correct Histological Diagnosis of Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Fukuo Kondo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 416459
  • - Review Article

The Role of Antiviral Therapy for HBV-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Liang-He Yu | Nan Li | Shu-Qun Cheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 676957
  • - Review Article

Non-Invasive Radiofrequency-Induced Targeted Hyperthermia for the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Mustafa Raoof | Steven A. Curley
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 579203
  • - Case Report

Single Port Laparoscopic Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Preliminary Report

Stephen Kin Yong Chang | Maria Mayasari | ... | Krishnakumar Madhavan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 565060
  • - Review Article

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

Gitonga Munene | Jean-Nicolas Vauthey | Elijah Dixon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 596792
  • - Research Article

Liver Surgery for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Laparoscopic versus Open Approach

C. G. Ker | J. S. Chen | ... | C. C. Juan
International Journal of Hepatology
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