Cleveland Clinic’s Liver Cancer Program includes hepatologists, radiologists, oncologists, liver and transplant surgeons, and specialized nurse coordinators – working together as a team. One call puts you in touch with our multidisciplinary team that works with patients who have benign liver tumors, cancerous liver tumors, cirrhosis of the liver and more in order to develop the appropriate treatment plan, aimed at preserving liver function and quality of life.
This new, “one-stop” clinic improves your treatment by eliminating multiple appointments with different physicians at various locations. Now, all of the doctors you need are assembled here under one roof for you. Not only is this model of care more convenient, but it also allows our physicians to create an individualized treatment plan that’s best for you in less than 30 days.
Mission of the Liver Cancer Program
The mission of the Liver Cancer Program is to offer state of the art medical care to patients with hepatic tumors through a multidisciplinary team of experienced health care professional leaders in the field of hepatic oncology.
Philanthropic support provides the necessary resources to continue cutting-edge research.
To make an appointment, call 216.445.8389 or 800.223.2273 ext. 58389.
What We Treat
Primary Malignant Tumors
Secondary Malignant Tumors
- Colorectal metastatic liver disease
- Neuroendocrine tumors
- All other metastatic hepatic diseases
Treatment options include diverse surgical interventions and locoregional and medical oncological therapies only offered by the most highly specialized centers in the nation
- Extensive liver resections
- Two-stage hepatectomy
- Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) procedure
- Ex-vivo hepatectomy
- Liver transplantation
- Microwave ablation, cryoablation, electroporation (NanoKnife) and radiofrequency ablation
- Transcatheter therapies : radioembolization, chemoembolization
Medical Oncology Treatments
- Diverse systemic chemotherapies and molecular targeted therapies
Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery
The Liver Tumor Clinic offers minimally invasive liver surgery (MIS) via laparoscopic and robotic technology. Since the advent of our MIS liver surgery program in 2006, our team has performed over 200 resections. Diverse types of liver resections and liver sparing interventions such as microwave ablation and radiofrequency ablation are offered to selected patients with the advantage of shorter postoperative hospital length of stay and less surgical pain.
For Additional Information
Cleveland Clinic Liver Cancer Program Highlights
Since its inception in May of 2009:
- The multidisciplinary Liver Cancer Program has served 646 patients with 530 therapies provided.
- The time between consults (surgery/hepatology/radiology/oncology) has been reduced 3 fold.
- A comprehensive liver tumor database has been created.
- A tumor tissue bank has been created.
- The number of liver tumor related publications has increased significantly.
|Mean age (years)||60 +/-11|
|Hepatocellular carcinoma:||298 (46%)|
|Colorectal liver metastasis:||81 (13%)|
|Hepatic adenoma:||29 (5%)|
|Liver hemangioma:||27 (4%)|
|Liver cyst:||24 (4%)|
|Metastatic neuroendocrine tumors:||15 (2%)|
|Others:||124 (19%) (includes liver metastasis from breast CA, pancreas CA, stomach CA, leiomisarcoma, etc)|
|Transarterial radiotherapy (TARE):||60|
|Radiofrequency ablation (RFA):||25|
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Support & Services
In addition to offering state of the art diagnostic techniques and liver cancer treatment methods, our specialists also offer an array of resources that can help patients cope with the demands of cancer. Patients are encouraged to take advantage of these resources to ease the burden of managing cancer.
Clinical Trials & Research
Innovation and treatment discoveries are pivotal within the mission of the Cleveland Clinic Liver Cancer Program. Some of these endeavors include:
- 3-D printing of liver models and computer software to aid surgical treatments of complex liver malignancies
- Tissue, serum and breath bio-repository for translational research
- Liver malignancy mice xenograft research platform—to study liver tumors from individual patients fostering personalized medicine in the field of liver oncology
Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center clinical trials offer patients important treatment options and access to the latest treatments and procedures resulting from cancer research.
Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center is committed to working with you to provide the best care for your patients. Our team is also dedicated to the training and education of medical professionals to advance cancer care and research.