Current strategy for staging and treatment: the BCLC update and future prospects.

@article{Forner2010CurrentSF,
  title={Current strategy for staging and treatment: the BCLC update and future prospects.},
  author={Alejandro Forner and Mar{\'i}a Reig and Carlos Rodr{\'i}guez de Lope and Jordi Bruix},
  journal={Seminars in liver disease},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={
          61-74
        }
}
Staging and treatment indication are relevant topics in the management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and for optimal results, they have to take into account liver function, tumor stage, and physical status. For any staging system to be meaningful it has to link staging with treatment indication; this should be based on robust scientific data. Currently, the sole proposal that serves both aims is the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) approach. It takes into account the… CONTINUE READING
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