Liver Tumor Center

Getting Diagnosed with Liver Cancer

You may feel worried If you have been diagnosed with primary liver cancer (also called hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC). Take comfort knowing that the experts at the Liver Tumor Program at UMass Memorial Medical Center provide the most advanced surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

The Liver Tumor Center is a collaboration between the Department of Surgery and the Cancer Center . We offer therapies to patients who formerly had few options for treatment.

Expert Care for Liver Cancer

Working closely with gastrointestinal specialists , we offer patients comprehensive care, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. Using advanced liver function tests, imaging (ultrasound, CT scan and MRI) and biopsy, we can accurately diagnose and stage your liver disease and develop an effective individual treatment plan in collaboration with our team of experts.

Our specialists—surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and interventional radiologists, infectious disease specialists, pathologists, and palliative care experts—focus on providing comprehensive therapies and symptom management, with the ultimate goal of liver transplantation or liver resection (removal of part of the liver). For many patients, surgery and liver transplantation offer the best chance for a cure.

Liver Cancer Diseases We Treat

Our comprehensive liver surgery program provides treatment for:

  • Liver disease
  • Liver cancer
  • Benign tumors and cysts
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Hepatocelluar adenoma

Liver Cancer Services We Provide

Surgical procedures include resection or partial hepatectomy (removal of part of the liver) for benign or malignant cancers and liver transplant, including living donor liver transplant. We have the most comprehensive organ transplant program in the New England region and one of the busiest liver transplant programs in the state of Massachusetts. You can learn more about organ transplantation at UMass Memorial Medical Center, including pancreas transplant and kidney transplant, in our transplant program.