Australian recommendations for the management of hepatocellular carcinoma: a consensus statement


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of cancer deaths both globally and in Australia. Surveillance for HCC in at‐risk populations allows diagnosis at an early stage, when potentially curable. However, most Australians diagnosed with HCC die of the cancer or of liver disease.

In the changing landscape of HCC management, unique challenges may lead to clinical practice variation. As a result, there is a need to identify best practice management of HCC in an Australian context. This consensus statement has been developed for health professionals involved in the care of adult patients with HCC in Australia. It is applicable to specialists, general medical practitioners, nurses, health coordinators and hospital administrators.


Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key components of the consensus statement.
  • List main recommendations.
  • Recognise changes in management as a result of the statement.


Authors: John S Lubel, Stuart K Roberts, Simone I Strasser, Alexander J Thompson, Jennifer Philip, Mark Goodwin, Stephen Clarke, Darrell HG Crawford, Miriam T Levy, Nick Shackel

Article Type: Consensus statement

Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Digestive System Diseases
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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