Multidisciplinary Care of Patients with Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Updates in Management

@inproceedings{Lafaro2015MultidisciplinaryCO,
  title={Multidisciplinary Care of Patients with Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Updates in Management},
  author={Kelly J. Lafaro and David C. Cosgrove and Jean Francois H Geschwind and Ihab R. Kamel and Joseph M. Herman and Timothy M Pawlik},
  booktitle={Gastroenterology research and practice},
  year={2015}
}
Cholangiocarcinoma is a highly fatal primary cancer of the bile ducts which arises from malignant transformation of bile duct epithelium. While being an uncommon malignancy with an annual incidence in the United States of 5000 new cases, the incidence has been increasing over the past 30 years and comprises 3% of all gastrointestinal cancers. Cholangiocarcinoma can be classified into intrahepatic (ICC) and extrahepatic (including hilar and distal bile duct) according to its anatomic location… CONTINUE READING