A case of recurrent metastatic hepatocellular cancer controlled with immunotherapy and antiviral therapy following resection


KILIÇKAP S. , Kars A., HAMALOĞLU E. , ŞİMŞEK H.

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.26, no.4, pp.501-505, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12032-008-9083-x
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.501-505

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most frequent malignant tumour of the liver. The risk of HCC in chronically hepatitis B virus (HBV) infected individuals is approximately 100-fold higher than in the uninfected population. Despite all therapeutic advances, the benefit of systemic chemotherapy in patients with HCC has limited. But, the phase III clinical trial conducted in patients with advanced HCC treated with sorafenib has showed significant improvements in both overall and progression-free survival Metastasis from liver to extrahepatic tissues is reported to be quite uncommon and has a poor prognosis. Here we present a case of HCC which metastasized to the vertebrae, lung and kidney in order of appearance and controlled with immunotherapy and antiviral therapy following resection.