2014 KLCSG-NCC Korea Practice Guideline for the Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Bottom Line: Accordingly, the new guideline presented herein was developed on the basis of recent evidence and expert opinions.The primary targets of this guideline are patients with suspicious or newly diagnosed HCC.This guideline provides recommendations for the initial treatment of patients with newly diagnosed HCC.
The guideline for the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was first developed in 2003 and revised in 2009 by the Korean Liver Cancer Study Group and the National Cancer Center, Korea. Since then, many studies on HCC have been carried out in Korea and other countries. In particular, a substantial body of knowledge has been accumulated on diagnosis, staging, and treatment specific to Asian characteristics, especially Koreans, prompting the proposal of new strategies. Accordingly, the new guideline presented herein was developed on the basis of recent evidence and expert opinions. The primary targets of this guideline are patients with suspicious or newly diagnosed HCC. This guideline provides recommendations for the initial treatment of patients with newly diagnosed HCC.
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Mentions: The recommendations in this guideline were derived from the current best available evidence. Prerequisites for the application of these recommendations include equipment, trained personnel, and financial resources; considering the varying levels of these prerequisites among facilities, best and alternative options are proposed herein (Fig. 4). As the treatment options presented herein do not encompass all possible situations, specific treatments should be selected on the basis of tumor state, liver function, cirrhotic complications, and performance status. Recommendations for specific treatments are made on the basis of evidence and expert opinions, and are described in detail elsewhere in this guideline.