University of Washington

Liver cancer staging project

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the primary form of liver cancer, is one of the leading cancer-related causes of death worldwide. There are many complex treatment strategies; the populations are heterogeneous, with different genetic, lifestyle, and comorbity differences.

Here we describe the algorithm used to identify HCC liver cancer stages for AJCC, BCLC, and CLIP liver cancer staging systems.


Step 1) Patient files and laboratories