“When we perform screening, we're trying to find disease at a stage where treatment is potentially curative, and screening results in improved survival at 1, 3, and 5 years,”1 stated Anne M. Covey, MD, Professor of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and a member of the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Hepatobiliary Cancers (HCC). In her discussion at the NCCN 23rd Annual Conference, Dr. Covey not only outlined populations at high risk for HCC but also endorsed the selective use of ultrasound as a preliminary screening tool for early-stage disease.
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