Learn about emerging treatments for metastatic liver cancer. We’ve got it covered, from new FDA approvals to emerging approaches in targeted therapy, immunotherapy, ablation, surgery, modified viruses, and more.

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    This exhaustive scientific review was published by Cureus in 2021, but remains relevant now. It explores current molecular understanding of hepatocellular carcinoma—the most common type of cancer that starts in the liver—as well as a very large range of diagnostic and treatment options. 

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    This resource from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists recent drug approval announcements for liver cancer and related conditions. It also provides link to information about additional approvals that may not be announced.

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Sincere thanks to Cancer Commons and their Virtual Tumor Board for their comprehensive analysis and recommendations regarding treatments for my pancreatic cancer. I feel fortunate to have the benefit of the expertise offered by their board of scientists, researchers, physicians, and experts in this field.

Roy Saenz

Molecular tests help match patients to the personalized treatments that are most likely to work for them. Keep up with new developments in molecular testing that could help guide liver cancer treatment, such as detection of genetic mutations and other biomarkers.

Some of the most promising new treatments for metastatic liver cancer are currently being tested in patients enrolled in clinical trials. We help you stay up to date on the latest results from these studies.

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    This scientific research paper published in the journal Cancer Medicine reports that the drug sorafenib has shown some effectiveness against hepatocellular carcinoma in a clinical trial, and that adding vitamin K2 enhanced that effectiveness.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    This academic research paper from The New England Journal of Medicine reports results from a clinical trial in which a treatment that combines the drugs atezolizumab and bevacizumab improved both progression-free and overall survival for people with unresectable primary liver cancer.

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Now is the time to be very actively involved in your own care.

Tony Blau, MD
University of Washington

Cancer affects many aspects of life, whether you’re newly diagnosed, in the midst of treatment, or in follow-up care. Learn about ways to maintain quality of life, such as palliative care and managing side effects.

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    Pediatric Palliative Care: A Specialty Comes of Age

    Sarah Friebert, MD

    For a child with cancer, palliative care can provide much-needed relief from stress and symptoms—for the patient and their family alike. Palliative care is given alongside cancer treatment, and is not synonymous with “end-of-life” care. In fact, anyone with a serious illness can benefit from palliative care, no matter their long-term outlook. Because of its importance for children with cancer, we are honored to… Read more »

  •   Lola Rahib, PhD

    Article from Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer: Pancreatic cancer patients share their experiences with pre-chemo anxiety and their personal strategies for overcoming it.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Ablation therapy is becoming common practice for treatment of cancer that begins in the liver. MyHealth.Alberta.ca provides information on recovery and at-home care following the procedure.

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You’re not alone. Read how other patients and caregivers navigated diagnosis, treatment, and life with cancer. We hope their stories provide insights and hope for your own cancer journey.

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Learn more about what’s new in advanced cancer research and treatment, including screening and statistics, using artificial intelligence to improve treatment, and other new horizons in cancer care.

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    Harnessing Each Patient’s Data to Help Many More

    With: Kaumudi Bhawe, PhD

    At Cancer Commons, we don’t just help people navigate cancer treatment; we learn from everyone we help. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Cancer Commons Clinical Scientist Kaumudi Bhawe, PhD, to share how new knowledge can be captured from every patient to help many more. Curious Dr. George: Cancer Commons has accumulated in-depth data on many hundreds of patients with various cancers. Because of the… Read more »

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    Plain Language Summaries Improve Access to Medical Research

    With: Chris Winchester, DPhilAdeline Rosenberg, MSc

    Cancer Commons helps people make sense of the latest research on treatments for their distinct type of cancer. Meanwhile, a growing number of research papers now include a plain language summary (PLS)—an overview of the paper written for anybody to understand. Here, our Curious Dr. George discusses plain language summaries with Adeline Rosenberg, MSc, Senior Medical Writer at the healthcare communications company Oxford PharmaGenesis,… Read more »

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The coronavirus pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to cancer patients. We can help you understand how COVID-19 might impact your treatment and other aspects of your cancer care.