UCSF Liver Center Seminar with Dr. Fasiha Kanwal
Fasiha Kanwal, MD, MSHS, AGAF
Professor of Medicine, Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX
"The Changing Epidemiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)"
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, and it develops in the setting of liver cirrhosis. The underlying etiological risk factors for cirrhosis have dramatically changed in the U.S. in the last decade resulting in change in epidemiology of HCC. The seminar will cover the current trends in HCC incidence and discuss two populations at high risk for HCC in the U.S, including patients with cured hepatitis C virus infection and those with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Host: Jen Lai, MD, MBA
After the seminar, there will be an opportunity for faculty and trainees to interact with the speaker in a small group setting. Please email Lisa McNichol if you want to participate.