Liver cancer, which is also called hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC, is a type cancer that originates in the liver. Liver cancer is a relatively common cancer in South Texas. The reason for the increase in cases is not readily apparent.
Why choose the Cancer Therapy & Research Center for liver cancer?
At the CTRC, our multidisciplinary team is led by gastrointestinal medical oncologists and hepatologists (doctors who specialize in diseases of the liver) and includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and radiation oncologists.
We partner with radiologists who specialize in imaging and treatment techniques and we work with our team of liver transplant surgeons, who specialize in liver surgery. Together, we design a treatment plan specific to each patient.
Care is delivered after rapid comprehensive evaluations and discussion at regularly conducted cancer conferences with the team that includes pathologists who specialize in liver pathology.
Our multidisciplinary liver cancer team offers screening, treatment, counseling and advice regarding all options. Patients are seen by all specialists at the same time.
Clinical trials at the CTRC
We are the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center in Central and South Texas. The CTRC offers care delivered by teams specializing in all phases of clinical trials. Clinical trials are available for patients who have just been diagnosed and never been treated. Clinical trials are also available for patients who have had prior treatments.
The CTRC offers experimental treatments and first-in-human clinical trials under special programs for patients who qualify.
Make an appointment
To request an appointment with our team or to make a referral to one of our physicians, please call the CTRC main number: (210) 450-1000 or 800-340-2872 or email CTRCReferral@uthscsa.edu.