Treatment Options for Liver Cancer

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

    Article from GenomeWeb curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the drug pembrolizumab (brand name Keytruda) for solid tumors based solely on whether they have a high tumor mutational burden—a high number of changes in the DNA of the cancer cells.

    Go to full article published by GenomeWeb.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes:

    Although generally not well recognized in the U.S., radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy can be highly effective in managing localized smaller lever cancers. Learn more about this treatment approach from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes:

    Primary liver cell cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths throughout the world. Usually arising in cirrhotic livers, its treatment modalities are many and varied. Cures are elusive except for liver transplantation, but many therapy modalities can sustain prolonged survival. This overview from Medscape provides useful information about the disease.

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New Liver Cancer Molecular Testing Options

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.

Latest Clinical Trial Results in Liver Cancer

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

    Article from The ASCO Post curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    In a clinical trial, a combination of the drugs atezolizumab and bevacizumab improved both progression-free survival and overall survival in advanced hepatocarcinoma (the most common form of liver cancer), with fewer adverse effects. These findings were reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    Go to full article published by The ASCO Post.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from The ASCO Post curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    In a clinical trial, a new combination therapy conferred better response rates, progression-free survival, and overall survival than standard sorafinib for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma.

    Go to full article published by The ASCO Post.

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Cancer Commons Advisor

Living With Cancer

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.

Patient Stories

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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The Big Picture

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.

Cancer and Covid-19

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.