Chapter 10. Systemic Treatment of Hepatobiliary Tumors

  1. Pierre-Alain Clavien MD, Phd, FACS, FRCS Professor Chairman and
  2. Stefan Breitenstein MD
  1. Panagiotis Samaras MD1,
  2. Michael A. Morse MD, MHS Associate Professor2 and
  3. Bernhard C. Pestalozzi MD1

Published Online: 9 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317053.ch10

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

How to Cite

Samaras, P., Morse, M. A. and Pestalozzi, B. C. (2010) Systemic Treatment of Hepatobiliary Tumors, in Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition (eds P.-A. Clavien and S. Breitenstein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317053.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Department of Surgery, Swiss Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplantation Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Oncology, Swiss Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplantation Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Division of Medical Oncology, Gl Oncology, Molecular Therapeutics Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179768

Online ISBN: 9781444317053

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Keywords:

  • systemic treatment of hepatobiliary tumors;
  • systemic treatment of primary and secondary liver cancer, and biliary cancer in adult;
  • liver metatatases from colorectal cancer;
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) - formation of new vessels (angiogenesis);
  • first-line treatment of colorectal cancer with chemotherapy ± immunotherapy;
  • determining resectability and downstaging options;
  • unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma;
  • biliary tract cancer - carcinoma of gallbladder, intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma;
  • neuroendocrine tumors (NET) - pancreatic endocrine tumors (P-NET);
  • hepatoblastoma, common malignant liver tumor in children

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Liver metatatases from colorectal cancer

  • Unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma

  • Cancer of the biliary tract

  • Neuroendocrine tumors

  • Rare liver tumors in adults

  • Self-assessment questions

  • References

  • Self-assessment answers