Primary candidates for liver transplantation are those who have cirrhosis along with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), also known as hepatoma or primary liver cancer.
Liver transplants often cure people with early-stage HCC.
Occasionally, liver transplantation is an option for other types of liver tumors.
The experts at the UPMC Liver Cancer Center will help decide on the best treatment option for you.
About Our Liver Transplant Program
The UPMC Liver Transplantation Program of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute:
- Provides transplantation services to all who will benefit, including people who are considered high risk or unsuitable for transplant by others.
- Is one of the oldest and largest transplantation programs in the United States.
- Has the greatest worldwide experience in liver transplantation. The Institute's founder, Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, performed the world's first successful liver transplantation.