Skip to content

Cancer Health Center

Font Size

Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (05 / 23 / 2013)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

Evidence of Benefit

Recommended Related to Cancer

Wilms' Tumor

Important It is possible that the main title of the report Wilms' Tumor is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

Read the Wilms' Tumor article > >

Revised text to state that while these results are promising, there were problems, including the following: the results varied in different publications; the comparison group was not actively followed; the confidence interval was near 1.0; intention-to-treat analysis was not used; assessment of outcome was not blinded; and generalizability to other populations is uncertain (cited Aghoram et al. as reference 14).

Added text about a review that concluded the method of measuring alpha-fetoprotein was not sensitive enough to detect hepatocellular carcinoma, affecting the interpretation of negative results.

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
    1
    Next Article:

    Today on WebMD

    Colorectal cancer cells
    A common one in both men and women.
    Lung cancer xray
    See it in pictures, plus read the facts.
     
    sauteed cherry tomatoes
    Fight cancer one plate at a time.
    Ovarian cancer illustration
    Do you know the symptoms?
     
    Jennifer Goodman Linn self-portrait
    Blog
    what is your cancer risk
    HEALTH CHECK
     
    colorectal cancer treatment advances
    Video
    breast cancer overview slideshow
    SLIDESHOW
     
    prostate cancer overview
    SLIDESHOW
    lung cancer overview slideshow
    SLIDESHOW
     
    ovarian cancer overview slideshow
    SLIDESHOW
    Actor Michael Douglas
    Article