Hepatobiliary cancers are both common and highly lethal worldwide. However, in the United States, the incidence of hepatobiliary cancer is relatively low, with approximately 23,700 patients newly diagnosed each year. Gallbladder cancer is the most common of the hepatobiliary malignancies, accounting for approximately 30% of newly diagnosed cases in the United States. Along with summaries of the NCCN guidelines for the 4 subtypes of hepatobiliary cancer, this article includes a brief discussion of the epidemiology, pathology, etiology, staging, diagnosis, and treatment of each subtype.
For the most recent version of the guidelines, please visit NCCN.org