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    Aug 05, 2022: Prof. Dao Viet Hang (Hanoi Medical University), Updated Hepatocellular Carcinoma Managementand Potential Research Directions onHepatocellular Carcinoma Prevention

    HCC is a major burden disease in Vietnam, ranking the first in prevalence and mortality of malignancies. Using ultrasound plus biomarker Alpha- fetoprotein (AFP) plays an important role in HCC screening for high-risk populations such as cirrhosis, viral hepatitis,… HCC diagnosis still faces many difficulties due to the heterogeneous quality of diagnostic imaging facilities and many new but difficult-to-access biomarkers. The combination of triple biomarkers AFP, AFP-L3, and PIVAKII is expected to improve the early diagnosis of HCC. Different imaging classifications such as mRECIST, LIRAD, and RECIL are recommended to achieve a standardized and homogenous evaluation of liver tumors. The Barcelona staging helps to select the optimal treatment approach and predict survival time for the patient. HCC prevention strategy requires a multimodal approach: prevention of risk factors, especially hepatitis virus, screening in high-risk populations, and development of techniques for early diagnosis of both new and recurrent cases combining both biomarkers and new technologies in diagnostic imaging.

    Speaker: Prof. Dao Viet Hang, Hanoi Medical University

    Time: 14:00, Friday, August 05, 2022

    Venue: Webinar

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    Dr. Dao Viet Hang graduated from the Hanoi Medical University in 2011 and got her Ph.D. in 2016. Dr. Hang is an experienced gastroenterologist, hepatologist, clinical researcher, and lecturer at the Hanoi Medical University. She is interested in viral hepatitis, liver cancer treatment, gastrointestinal motility disorders, and the application of IT in the medical field. She is now the Vice General Secretariat of Vietnam Association of Gastroenterology and Vice Director of Endoscopic Centre, Hanoi Medical University Hospital. An active and enthusiastic scientist, she would like to expand her research network and contribute to improving medical training in the gastroenterology and hepatology field in Vietnam. She published more than 60 international and domestic articles and had experience in attending many international and domestic projects.

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