We’re committed to our mission of finding new treatments that may help improve the lives of people with cancer. We perform these trials to see if they can help prevent or treat cancer.
When cancer is found in the liver, it often has its origin from another place in the body, such as the lung or breast. In those cases, it’s called a secondary liver cancer.
Cancer that truly begins in the liver is called a primary liver cancer. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary liver cancer in adults.
This type of liver cancer occurs most often in people with diseases like cirrhosis. Other risk factors include chronic infection with hepatitis B or C. HCC can begin as a solitary tumour that grows and later spreads to other parts of the liver. Or it can start out as many small cancer nodules that spread through the liver. This is more often found in people with cirrhosis.
There is a lot to consider when deciding whether to participate in a clinical trial. Any clinical trial includes risks which the study doctor will review with you. Make sure you understand the risks before participating. Information populated in the search results comes from an external source.