Novel Treatments for Advanced Liver Cancer

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At Johns Hopkins, our clinical and research efforts are aligned when treating liver cancer. Our experts investigate novel systemic therapies and their integration into the surgical treatment plan for patients diagnosed with primary liver cancers, biliary cancers and cancers metastatic to the liver. Many of our studies involve systemic treatments combined with complex liver and biliary surgeries for traditionally unresectable liver lesions as well as novel systemic therapy approaches for resectable disease, but with historically high recurrence rates.

Our goal as surgeons within the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center is to support and promote our patients with the most innovative treatments and availability for a broad range of clinical trials.

Highlighted Research

Learn more about our research into treating advanced liver cancer.

Ho, W.J., Zhu, Q., Durham, J. et al. Neoadjuvant cabozantinib and nivolumab convert locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma into resectable disease with enhanced antitumor immunity. Nat Cancer (2021).

Jia AY, Popovic A, Mohan AA, Zorzi J, Griffith P, Kim AK, Anders RA, Burkhart RA, Lafaro K, Georgiades C, Azad NS, Liddell RP, Baretti M, Kamel IR, Narang A, Yarchoan M, Meyer J. Development, Practice Patterns, and Early Clinical Outcomes of a Multidisciplinary Liver Cancer Clinic. Cancer Control. 2021 Jan-Dec;28:10732748211009945.

Solipuram V, Baretti M, Kim AY, Chen LX, Fahrner JA, Gunay-Aygun M, Peng XP, Hardenbergh D, Ferguson A, Griffith P, Wang Y, Brancati M, Gopalakrishna H, Kato T, Shubert C, Laheru D, Yarchoan M. Surgical Debulking for Refractory Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy in Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Hepatology. 2021 Jun 9. Epub ahead of print.

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