HCC surveillance underused in most patients with cirrhosis; screening improvements needed

Hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance was underutilized in more than 80% of patients with cirrhosis, with lack of clinician orders and lack of patient adherence cited as common screening barriers, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.“We found that screening attainment with semiannual, or even annual, ultrasound was low,” Neehar D. Parikh, MD, MS, study co-author and assistant professor of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, told Healio. “We found common barriers included lack of screening order, lack of patient follow-up forRead More

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