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Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment

Treatment Options for Childhood Liver Cancer

A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.

Hepatoblastoma

Treatment of stages I and II hepatoblastoma may include the following:

Treatment of stage III hepatoblastoma may include the following:

Treatment of stage IV hepatoblastoma may include the following:

Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Treatment of stages I and II hepatocellular carcinoma may include the following:

Treatment of stage III hepatocellular carcinoma and PRETEXT stage 4 hepatocellular carcinoma may include the following:

Treatment of postsurgically-staged stage IV hepatocellular carcinoma may be combination chemotherapy to shrink the tumor, followed by surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible.

Undifferentiated Embryonal Sarcoma of the Liver

Treatment of undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver may include the following:

Infantile Choriocarcinoma of the Liver

Treatment of infantile choriocarcinoma may be combination chemotherapy to shrink the tumor, followed by surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible.

Recurrent Childhood Liver Cancer

Treatment of recurrent hepatoblastoma may include the following:

Treatment of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma may include the following:

Treatment Options in Clinical Trials

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with childhood liver cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.