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Dr. Masafumi Ikeda

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Dr. Masafumi Ikeda

Dr Masafumi Ikeda underwent medical training at Kumamoto University in Japan. He then completed specialist post graduate training at the Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Minamata City General Hospital and the National Cancer Center Hospital. Since 2011 he has been Chief of the Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Oncology at the National Cancer Center Hospital East. Dr Ikeda is a board certified physician of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine and a board certified Gastroenterologist of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology. His main areas of clinical focus are medical oncology and hepatology.

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Masafumi Ikeda

Ikeda M, Shimizu S, Sato T, Morimoto M, Kojima Y, Inaba Y, Hagihara A, Kudo M, Nakamori S, Kaneko S, Sugimoto R, Tahara T, Ohmura T, Yasui K, Sato K, Ishii H, Furuse J, Okusaka T. Sorafenib plus hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy with cisplatin versus sorafenib for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: randomized phase II trial. Ann Oncol 2016;27:2090-2096.

Ikeda K, Kudo M, Kawazoe S, Osaki Y, Ikeda M, Okusaka T, Tamai T, Suzuki T, Hisai T, Hayato S, Okita K, Kumada H. Phase 2 study of lenvatinib in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. J Gastroenterol 2016 Oct 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Ikeda M, Sato A, Mochizuki N, Toyosaki K, Miyoshi C, Fujioka R, Mitsunaga S, Ohno I, Hashimoto Y, Takahashi H, Hasegawa H, Nomura S, Takahashi R, Yomoda S, Tsuchihara K, Kishino S, Esumi H. Phase I trial of GBS-01 for advanced pancreatic cancer refractory to gemcitabine. Cancer Sci 2016;107:1818-1824.

Okusaka T, Otsuka T, Ueno H, Mitsunaga S, Sugimoto R, Muro K, Saito I, Tadayasu Y, Inoue K, Loembé AB, Ikeda M. Phase I study of nintedanib in Japanese patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma and liver impairment. Cancer Sci 2016;107:1791-1799.

Kudo M, Hatano E, Ohkawa S, Fujii H, Masumoto A, Furuse J, Wada Y, Ishii H, Obi S, Kaneko S, Kawazoe S, Yokosuka O, Ikeda M, Ukai K, Morita S, Tsuji A, Kudo T, Shimada M, Osaki Y, Tateishi R, Sugiyama G, Abada PB, Yang L, Okusaka T, Zhu AX. Ramucirumab as second-line treatment in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: Japanese subgroup analysis of the REACH trial. J Gastroenterol 2016 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Sawada Y, Yoshikawa T, Ofuji K, Yoshimura M, Tsuchiya N, Takahashi M, Nobuoka D, Gotohda N, Takahashi S, Kato Y, Konishi M, Kinoshita T, Ikeda M, Nakachi K, Yamazaki N, Mizuno S, Takayama T, Yamao K, Uesaka K, Furuse J, Endo I, Nakatsura T. Phase II study of the GPC3-derived peptide vaccine as an adjuvant therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma patients. Oncoimmunology 2016;5:e1129483.

Ikeda M, Yamamoto H, Kaneko M, Oshima H, Takahashi H, Umemoto K, Watanabe K, Hashimoto Y, Ohno I, Mitsunaga S, Okusaka T. Screening rate for hepatitis B virus infection in patients undergoing chemotherapy in Japan. Int J Clin Oncol 2016;21:1162-1166.

Kudo M, Ikeda M, Takayama T, Numata K, Izumi N, Furuse J, Okusaka T, Kadoya M, Yamashita S, Ito Y, Kokudo N. Safety and efficacy of sorafenib in Japanese patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in clinical practice: a subgroup analysis of GIDEON. J Gastroenterol 2016;51:1150-1160.

Cheng AL, Thongprasert S, Lim HY, Sukeepaisarnjaroen W, Yang TS, Wu CC, Chao Y, Chan SL, Kudo M, Ikeda M, Kang YK, Pan H, Numata K, Han G, Balsara B, Zhang Y, Rodriguez AM, Zhang Y, Wang Y, Poon RT. Randomized, Open-Label Phase 2 Study Comparing Frontline Dovitinib vs Sorafenib in Patients With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Hepatology 2016 2016;5:1454-63.

Doi T, Lee KH, Kim TM, Ohtsu A, Kim TY, Ikeda M, Yoh K, Gallo Stampino C, Hirohashi T, Suzuki A, Fujii Y, Andrew Williams J, Bang YJ. A phase I study of the human anti-activin receptor-like kinase 1 antibody PF-03446962 in Asian patients with advanced solid tumors. Cancer Med 2016 Apr 14. doi: 10.1002/cam4.724. [Epub ahead of print]

Ikeda M, Okusaka T, Mitsunaga S, Uneo H, Tamai T, Suzuki T, Hayato S, Kadowaki T, Okita K, Kumada H. Safety and pharmacokinetics of lenvatinib in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res 2016;22:1385-94.

Murakami H, Ikeda M, Okusaka T, Inaba Y, Iguchi H, Yagawa K, Yamamoto N. A Phase I study of MEDI-575, a PDGFRα monoclonal antibody, in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 2015;76:631-9.

Okusaka T, Aramaki T, Inaba Y, Nakamura S, Morimoto M, Moriguchi M, Sato T, Ikawa Y, Ikeda M, Furuse J. Phase I study of tivantinib in Japanese patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma; distinctive PK profiles from other solid tumors. Cancer Sci 2015 May;106(5):611-7.

Okusaka T, Ueno H, Ikeda M, Mitsunaga S, Ozaka M, Ishii H, Yokosuka O, Ooka Y, Yoshimoto R, Yanagihara Y, Okita K. Phase 1 and pharmacological trial of OPB-31121, a signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 inhibitor, in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatol Res 2015 Dec;45(13):1283-91.

Takahashi H, Ikeda M, Kumada T, Osaki Y, Kondo S, Kusumoto S, Ohkawa K, Nadano S, Furuse J, Kudo M, Ito K, Yokoyama M, Okusaka T, Shimoyama M, Mizokami M. Multicenter cooperative case survey of hepatitis B virus reactivation by chemotherapeutic agents. Hepatol Res 2015 Dec;45(12):1220-7.

Okuyama H, Ikeda M, Kuwahara A, Takahashi H, Ohno I, Shimizu S, Mitsunaga S, Senda S, Okusaka T. Prognostic Factors in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Refractory or Intolerant to Sorafenib. Oncology 2015;88(4):241-6.

Okita K, Izumi N, Ikeda K, Osaki Y, Numata K, Ikeda M, Kokudo N, Imanaka K, Nishiguchi S, Kondo S, Nishigaki Y, Shiomi S, Ueshima K, Isoda N, Karino Y, Kudo M, Tanaka K, Kaneko S, Moriwaki H, Makuuchi M, Okusaka T, Hayashi N, Ohashi Y, Kumada H; The Peretinoin Study Group. Survey of survival among patients with hepatitis C virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma treated with peretinoin, an acyclic retinoid, after the completion of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. J Gastroenterol 2015 Jun;50(6):667-74.

Dr. Amit Singal

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Dr. Amit Singal

Dr. Singal is an expert in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), particularly in early tumor detection and screening process failures, and serves as Medical Director of the Liver Tumor Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA. He has research training in Patient Centered Outcomes Research, with a Masters in Health and Healthcare Research from the University of Michigan. He currently is leading several federal and state funded projects to evaluate interventions to improve the effectiveness of early tumor detection efforts among patients with cirrhosis in the USA. Dr. Singal has published over 100 scientific papers and has established collaborations with experts throughout the USA over the past several years. He has been active in many academic professional societies including American Association for Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA), American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), and American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He was selected as Chair of the ICLA Surveillance and Biomarkers Special Interest Group and is a member of the AGA Liver Disease Measures workgroup. He has editorial experience including an Academic Editor for PLOS Medicine and an Associate Editor for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Seminars in Liver Disease.

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Amit Singal

Singal A, Volk ML, Waljee AK, Salgia R, Higgins P, Rogers M, Marrero JA. Meta-analysis: surveillance with ultrasound for early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2009; 30(1): 37-47.

Singal AG, Yopp A, Skinner CS, Packer M, Lee WM, Tiro JA. Utilization of hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance among American patients: a systematic review. J Gen Intern Med 2012; 27(7): 861-867.

Singal AG, Conjeevaram H, Fu S, Volk ML, Fontana RJ, Askari F, Su GL, Lok AS, Marrero JA. Effectiveness of hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in patients with cirrhosis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Preven 2012; 21(5): 793-9.

Singal AG, Nehra M, Adams-Huet B, Yopp AC, Tiro JA, Marrero JA, Lok AS, Lee WM. Detection of hepatocellular carcinoma at advanced stages among patients in the HALT-C trial: Where did surveillance fail? Am J Gastroenterol 2013; 108(3): 425-32.

Singal AG, Pillai A, Tiro JA. Early detection, curative treatment, and survival rates for HCC surveillance in patients with cirrhosis: a meta-analysis. PLOS Medicine 2014; 11(4): e1001624.

Singal AG, Li X, Tiro JA, Kandunoori P, Huet B, Nehra M, Yopp AC. Racial, social, and clinical determinants of hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance. Am J Med 2015; 128(1): 90e1 – 90e7.

Dalton-Fitzgerald E, Tiro J, Kandunoori P, Halm E, Yopp A, Singal AG. Practice patterns and attitudes of primary care providers and barriers to surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2015;13(4):791-8.

Patel N, Yopp AC, Singal AG. Diagnostic delays are common among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2015; 13(5): 543-9.

Mokdad A, Zhu H, Marrero JA, Mansour JC, Yopp AC, Singal AG. Hospital volume and survival after hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis. Am J Gastroenterol 2016; 111(7): 967-75.

Parikh ND, Marshall VD, Singal AG, Nathan H, Lok AS, Balkrishnan R, Shahinian V. Survival and cost-effectiveness of sorafenib therapy in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: An analysis of the SEER-Medicare Database. Hepatology 2017; 56(1): 122-33.

Simmons O, Fetzer DT, Yokoo T, Marrero JA, Yopp A, Kono Y, Parikh N, Browning T, Singal AG. Predictors of adequate ultrasound quality for HCC surveillance in patients with cirrhosis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2017; 45(1): 169-77.

Farvardin S, Patel J, Khambaty M, Yerokun O, Mok H, Tiro JA, Yopp AC, Parikh ND, Marrero JA, Singal AG. Patient-reported barriers are associated with lower HCC surveillance rates in patients with cirrhosis. Hepatology 2017; 65(3): 875-84.

Singal AG, Tiro JA, Marrero JA, McCallister K, Mejias C, Sanders J, Bishop WP, Santini NO, Halm EA. Mailed outreach program increases ultrasound screening of patients with cirrhosis for hepatocellular carcinoma. Gastroenterology 2017; 152(3): 608-15.

Atiq O, Tiro J, Yopp AC, Muffler A, Marrero JA, Parikh ND, Murphy C, McCallister K, Singal AG. An assessment of benefits and harms of hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in patients with cirrhosis. Hepatology 2017; 65(4): 1196-1205.

Singal AG, Mittal S, Yerokun OA, Ahn C, Marrero J, Yopp A, Parikh ND, Scaglione SJ. Hepatocellular carcinoma screening associated with early tumor detection and improved survival among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States. Am J Medicine (epub ahead of print)

Dr. Sammy  Saab

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Dr. Sammy  Saab

Sammy Saab, MD is a Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is also Head of Outcomes Research in Hepatology at the Pfleger Liver Institute. Dr. Saab received his BS, MD, and MPH from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He completed his residency in internal medicine at University of California at San Diego Medical Center and a fellowship in gastroenterology/hepatology at UCLA Center for Health Sciences. Dr. Saab is board certified in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. He has received honorary fellowships from the American Gastroenterology Association (AGAF), American College of Gastroenterology (FACG) and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (FAASLD).

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Saab S, Hunt D, Stone MA, McClune A, Tong MJ. Timing of Hepatitis C Antiviral Therapy Pre and Post Liver Transplantation: A Decision Analysis Model. Liver Transpl 2010: 16: 748-59. With accompanying editorial.

Duffy JP, Kao K, Ko CY, Farmer DG, McDiarmid SV, Hong JC, Venick RS, Feist S, Goldstein L, Saab S, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. Long-term patient outcome and quality of life after liver transplantation: analysis of 20-year survivors. Ann Surg. 2010; 252: 652-61

Saab S, McTigue M, Finn R, Busuttil RW. Sorafenib as adjuvant therapy for high risk Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Liver Transplant Recipients: Feasibility and Efficacy. Exp Clinl Transplant 2010; 8: 307-13.

Saab S, Bownick H, Ayoub N, Younossi Z, Durazo F, Han SH, Farmer D, Hong J, Busuttil RW. Differences in Health Related Quality of Life Scores after Orthotopic Liver Transplant with Respect to Selected Socioeconomic Factors. Liver Transpl 2011;17:580-90.

Chak E, Talal AH, Sherman KE, Schiff ER, Saab S. Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the United States: An Estimated of the True Prevalence. Liv Intern 2011; 31: 1090-101.

Wertheim J, Kupiec-Weglinski J, Petrowsky H, Saab S, Busuttil, RW. Major challenges limiting liver transplantation in the United States. Am J Transplant 2011; 11: 1773-84.

Hong JC, Jones CM, Duffy JP, Petrowsky H, Farmer DG, French S, Finn R, Durazo FA, Saab S, Tong MJ, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. Comparative analysis of resection and liver transplantation for intrahepatic and hilar cholangiocarcinoma: a 24-year experience in a single center. Arch Surg 2011; 146: 683-9.

Everson GT, Terrault NA, Lok AS, Rodrigo DR, Brown RS Jr, Saab S, Shiffman ML, Al-Osaimi AM, Kulik LM, Gillespie BW, Everhart JE; and the A2ALL Study Group. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Pretransplant Antiviral Therapy to Prevent Recurrence of Hepatitis C after Liver Transplantation. Hepatology 2013; 57: 1752-62.

Rubin J, Ayoub N, Kaldas F, Saab S. Management of Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Liver Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review. Exp Clinl Transplant 2012; 10(6):531-43.

Sood A, Cox GA, McWilliams JP, Wang HL, Saab S. Patients with Nodular Regenerative Hyperplasia Should be Considered for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening. Hepatology Research 2014; 44: 689-93.

Matsuda T, Tonnu-Mihara I, Yuan Y, Hines P, Saab S, Italien GJ, McCombs J. External validation of the risk-prediction model for hepatocellular carcinoma [hcc] from the reveal HCV study. Value in Health. 2013; 16: A12.

Campsen J, Zimmerman M, Trotter J, Hong J, Freise C, Brown R, Cameron A, Ghobrial M, Kam I, Busuttil R, Saab S, Holt C, Emond J, Stiles J, Lukose T, Chang M, Klintmalm G. Liver transplantation for hepatitis B liver disease and concomitant hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States with hepatitis B immunoglobulin and nucleoside/nucleotide analogues. Liver Transpl 2013; 19: 1020-9.

Agopian VG, Petrowsky H, Kaldas FM, Zarrinpar A, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Holt Cm Harlander-Locke M, Hon JC, Rana AR, Venick R, McDiarmid SV, Goldstein LI, Durazo F, Saab S, Han S, Xia V, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. The Evolution of Liver Transplantation During 3 Decades. Analysis of 5347 Consecutive Liver Transplants at a Single Center. Annals of Surgery 2013; 258: 409-21.

Saab S, Manne V Akhtar E. Cirrhosis Regression in Hepatitis C Patients with Sustained Virologic Response after Anti-Viral therapy: A Meta-analysis. Liver International 2015; 35: 30-36.

Saab S, Manne V, Bui V, Sundaram. Cumulative Radiation Exposure in Liver Transplant Candidates and Patients Transplanted with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Liv Dis Transplant 2014; 3 (1).

Stepanova M, Wai H, Saab S, Mishra A, Venkatesan C, Younossi ZM. The Portrait of an Adult Liver Transplant Recipient in the United States From 1987 to 2013. JAMA Intern Med 2014; 174: 1407-9.

Stepanova M, Wai H, Saab S, Mishra A, Venkatesan C, Younossi Z. The outcomes of adult liver transplants in the united states from 1987 to 2013. Liver Int 2015; 358: 2036-41.

Al-hamoudi W, Elsiesy H, Bendahmash A, Al-masri N, Ali S, Allam N, Al Sofayan M, Al Bahili H, Al Sebayel, Dieter Broering M, Saab S, Abaalkhail F. Liver transplantation for hepatitis B virus: Decreasing indication and changing trends. W J Gastroenterol 2015; 21: 8140-7.

Saab S, Jimenez M, Fong T, Wu C, El Kabany M, Tong MJ. Timing of Antiviral Therapy in Liver Transplant Candidates listed for Hepatitis C and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Exp Clin Transpl 2016; 14: 66-71.

Al-Hamoudi W, Elsiesy H, Bendahmash A, Al-Masri N, Ali S, Allam N, Al Sofayan M, Al Bahili H, Al Sebayel M, Broering D, Saab S, Abaalkhail F. Liver transplantation for hepatitis B virus: Decreasing indication and changing trends. World J Gastroenterol. 2015; 21:8140-7

Kuei A, Saab S, Cho SK, Kee ST, Lee EW. Effects of Yttrium-90 selective internal radiation therapy on non-conventional liver tumors. World J Gastroenterol. 2015;21:8271-83.

Nguyen K, Jimenez M, Moghadam N, Wu C, Farid A, Grotts J, Elashoff D, Choi G, Durazo FA, El-Kabany MM, Han SHB, Saab S. Decrease of Alpha-Fetoprotein in Patients with Cirrhosis Treated with Direct Acting Agents. J Clin Transl Hepatol 2017; 5(1): 43-49.

Ahmed A, Gonzalez SA, Cholankeril G, Perumpail RB, McGinnis J, Saab S, Beckerman R, Younossi ZM. Treatment of Patients Waitlisted for Liver Transplant with an All-Oral DAAs is a Cost-Effective Treatment Strategy in the United States. Hepatology 2017; 66(1): 46-56.

Dr. Shubham Pant

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Dr. Shubham Pant

Dr. Shubham Pant is a Hematologist-Oncologist and an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He previously served as the Director of Clinical Trials for the Section of Hematology-Oncology and Associate Director of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Phase 1 program, for the Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City. Furthermore Dr. Pant was the Oncology Lead of the Clinical Research Disease Site Group for Gastrointestinal Cancers and Clinical Research Disease Site Group Chair for Hepatocellular Cancers at the same institute. Dr. Pant completed his fellowship from the Ohio State University, where he was elected Chief Fellow. He previously served as an elected member at large to the Board of Directors for Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), was the Site Principal Investigator for CALGB and was a Member of the Board of Trustees for ACTION. Dr. Pant served on the Board of Oklahoma Society of Clinical Oncology. He is a participant in the ASCO Leadership Development Program, Class of 2015-16. His awards include the Golden Pillar Award for Outstanding Patient Service in 2012 and 2014, America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly and Oklahoma 40 Under 40 in the Oklahoma Magazine. In 2015, he anchored a health show on CNN-IBN India titled: ‘Let’s Talk Health’.

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Shubham Pant

Pant S, Burris H, Moore K, et all. A first-in-human dose-escalation study of ME-143, a second generation NADH oxidase Inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors. Invest New Drugs. 32(1):87-93, 2/2014. PMID: 23525756.

Pant S, Martin LK, Geyer S, Wei L, Van Loon K, Sommovilla N, Zalupski M, Iyer R, Fogelman D, Ko AH, Bekaii-Saab T. Baseline serum albumin is a predictive biomarker for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer treated with bevacizumab: A pooled analysis of 7 prospective trials of gemcitabine-based therapy with or without bevacizumab. Cancer 120(12):1780-6, 6/15/2014. PMID: 24633933.

Pant S, Saleh M, Bendell J, Infante JR, Jones S, Kurkjian CD, Moore KM, Kazakin J, Abbadessa G, Wang Y, Chen Y, Schwartz B, Camacho LH. A phase I dose escalation study of oral c-MET inhibitor tivantinib (ARQ 197) in combination with gemcitabine in patients with solid tumors. Ann of Oncol 25(7):1416-1421, 7/2014. PMID: 24737778.

Pant S, Martin LK, Geyer S, Wei L, Van Loon K, Sommovilla N, Zalupski M, Iyer R, Fogelman D, Ko AH, Bekaii-Saab T. Treatment-related hypertension as a pharmacodynamic biomarker for the efficacy of bevacizumab in advanced pancreas cancer: a pooled analysis of 4 prospective trials of gemcitabine-based therapy with bevacizumab. Am J Clin Oncol. e-Pub 7/25/2014. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25068471.

Li D, Pant S, Ryan DP, Laheru D, Bahary N, Dragovich T, Hosein P.J., Rolfe L, Saif M.W., LaValle J, Yu KH, Lowery MA, Allen A, O'Reilly EM. A phase II, open-label, multicenter study to evaluate the antitumor efficacy of CO-1.01 as second-line therapy for gemcitabine-refractory patients with stage IV pancreatic adenocarcinoma and negative tumor hENT1 expression. Pancreatology 14(5):398-402, 9-10/2014. e-Pub 7/2014. PMID: 25278310.

Dr. Neil Mehta

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Dr. Neil Mehta

Dr Neil Mehta underwent medical training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He was an Intern then a Resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania before becoming a Fellow in Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology at UCSF. He is currently Assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine at UCSF and has held this position since 2013. He is specifically interested in issues related to the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) particularly with regards to outcomes in liver transplantation.

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Mehta N, Miller J, Feldman M, Furth E, Ginsberg, GG, Lewis, JD. Findings on Surveillance Colonoscopy in Patients with Low-Risk Polyps on Initial Colonoscopy. J Clin Gastroenterol 2010; 44(3): 46-50

Mehta N, Fidelman N, Sarkar M, Yao FY. Factors associated with outcomes and response to therapy in patients with infiltrative hepatocellular carcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013; 11(5): 572-8. PMID: 23333661.

Yao F, Mehta N. Reply: To PMID 23333661. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013; 11(12): 1674. PMID: 24035772

Mehta N, Yao FY. Moving past one size (and number) fits all in the selection of HCC candidates for liver transplantation. Liver Transpl 2013; 19(10): 1055-8. PMID: 23959652

Mehta N, Hirose R. Immunosuppression: Conventions and controversies. Clinical Liver Disease 2013; 188-191.

Mehta N, Dodge JL, Goel A, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Yao FY. Identification of liver transplant candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma and a very low dropout risk: implications for the current organ allocation policy. Liver Transpl 2013; 19(12): 1343-53. PMID: 24285611.

Mendelsohn BA, Mehta N, Hameed B, Pekmezci M, Packman S, Ralph J. Adult-onset fatal neurohepatopathy in a woman caused by MPV17 mutation. JIMD Rep 2014; 13:37-41. PMID: 24190800.

Yao FY, Hameed B, Mehta N, Roberts JP. Response to letter to the editors. Liver Transpl 2014; 20(10): 1285. PMID: 25155484

Mehta N, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Yao FY. Outcomes after liver transplantation for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and a low risk of dropout from the transplant waiting list. Liver Transpl 2014; 20(5): 627-8. PMID: 24493311.

Hameed B, Mehta N, Sapisochin G, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Alpha-fetoprotein level > 1000 ng/mL as an exclusion criterion for liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma meeting the Milan criteria. Liver Transpl 2014 Aug; 20(8): 945-51. PMID: 24797281

Goel A, Mehta N, Guy J, Fidelman N, Yao F, Roberts J, Terrault N. Hepatic artery and biliary complications in liver transplant recipients undergoing pretransplant transarterial chemoembolization. Liver Transpl 2014 Oct; 20(10):1221-8. PMID: 25045002

Samoylova ML, Dodge JL, Mehta N, Yao FY, Roberts JP. Evaluating the validity of model for end-stage liver disease exception points for hepatocellular carcinoma patients with multiple nodules <2cm. Clin Transplant 2015 Jan; 29(1): 52-9. PMID: 25366656.

Yao FY, Mehta N, Flemming J, Dodge J, Hameed B, Fix O, Hirose R, Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Roberts JP. Downstaging of hepatocellular cancer before liver transplant: Long-term outcome compared to tumors within Milan criteria. Hepatology 2015 Jun; 61(6): 1968-77. PMID: 25689978

Mehta N, Heimbach J, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Minimal transplant survival benefit for hepatocellular carcinoma: Is it real or an overestimation of waitlist life expectancy? Gastroenterology 2016 Feb; 150(2): 533-4. PMID: 26718172

Salazar J, Saxena V, Kahn JG, Roberts JP, Mehta N, Volk M, Lai JC. Cost-effectiveness of direct-acting anti-viral treatment in Hepatitis C-infected liver transplant candidates with compensated cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Transplantation 2016 Dec 06. PMID: 27926593

Mehta N, Heimbach J, Harnois DM, Sapisochin G, Dodge JL, Lee D, Burns JM, Sanchez W, Greig PD, Grant DR, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Validation of a Risk Estimation of Tumor Recurrence After Transplant (RETREAT) Score for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence After Liver Transplant. JAMA Oncol 2016 Nov 13. PMID: 27838698

Mehta N, Sarkar M, Dodge JL, Fidelman N, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Intention to treat outcome of T1 hepatocellular carcinoma with the "wait and not ablate" approach until meeting T2 criteria for liver transplant listing. Liver Transpl 2016 Feb 22(2): 178-87. PMID: 26479422.

Mehta N, Yao FY. Nucleos(t)ide analogs reduce the risk of hepatitis B-associated hepatocellular carcinoma: A can't miss proposition? Hepatology 2016 May; 63(5): 1415-7. PMID: 26679367

Mehta N, Yao FY. Hepatocellular cancer as indication for liver transplantation: pushing beyond Milan. Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2016 Apr; 21(2): 91-8. PMID: 26807513

Mehta N, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Lack of benefits of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor in patients transplanted for hepatocellular carcinoma: Is this the end of the story? Liver Transpl 2016 May; 22(5): 582-4. PMID: 26951991

Sarkar M, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Terrault N, Yao F, Mehta N. Increased hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence in women compared to men with high alpha fetoprotein at liver transplant. Ann Hepatol 2016 Jul-Aug; 15(4):545-9. PMID: 27236153

Mehta N, Yao FY. Reply. Liver Transpl. 2016 Aug; 22(8):1164-5. PMID: 27097078

Sapisochin G, Facciuto M, Rubbia-Brandt L, Marti J, Mehta N, Yao FY, et al. Liver transplantation for "very early" intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: International retrospective study supporting a prospective assessment. Hepatology 2016 Aug 2. doi: 10.1002/hep.28744. [Epub ahead of print]

Lewin SM, Mehta N, Kelley RK, Roberts JP, Yao FY, Brandman D. Liver Transplant (LT) recipients with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Have Lower Risk Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). Liver Transpl 2017 Mar 24. doi: 10.1002/lt.24764. [Epub ahead of print]

Dr. Mohamed Bouattour

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Dr. Mohamed Bouattour

Dr. Mohamed Bouattour is a physician in the Department of Digestive Oncology and Consultant in the Department of Hepatology at Beaujon University Hospital and has held this these positions since November 2007. He is board certified in Gastroenterology-Hepatology and Medical Oncology. He has expertise in the field of liver tumours, hepatocellular carcinoma, and pre-clinical and clinical research for liver disease. Dr. Bouattour works in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team including, liver surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, hepatologists and pathologists, to improve the management of patients with liver cancers. Dr. Bouattour has been involved in presenting several collaborative works in national and international scientific meetings. He has authored and co-authored scientific papers in the field of liver and cancer diseases. He is investigator and sub investigator for several phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical trials. Dr. Bouattour is member of several national and international societies such as the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), the International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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Mohamed Bouattour

Coriat R, Faivre SJ, Mir O, Dreyer C, Ropert S, Bouattour M, Desjardins R, Goldwasser F, Raymond E. Pharmacokinetics and safety of DTS-108, a human oligopeptide bound to SN-38 with an esterase-sensitive cross-linker in patients with advanced malignancies: a Phase I study. Int J Nanomedicine 2016; 21; 11: 6207-6216.

Bouattour M, Soubrane O, de Gramont A, Faivre S. Adjuvant therapies in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: moving forward from the STORM. Trials 2016; 25; 17(1): 563.

Bouattour M, Payancé A, Wassermann J. Evaluation of antiangiogenic efficacy in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: Biomarkers and functional imaging. World J Hepatol 2015; 7(20):2245-63.

Bouattour M, Rousseau B, Wassermann J, Payancé A, Huillard O. Negative Trials  for Foreseeable Safety Reasons in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma: How Long Are We Going to Take Lightly Pharmacokinetics of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors? J Clin Oncol 2015; 33(22): 2484-5.

Dreyer C, Sablin MP, Bouattour M, Neuzillet C, Ronot M, Dokmak S, Belghiti J, Guedj N, Paradis V, Raymond E, Faivre S. Disease control with sunitinib in advanced intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma resistant to gemcitabine-oxaliplatin chemotherapy. World J Hepatol 2015; 7(6): 910-5.

Patrikidou A, Sinapi I, Regnault H, Fayard F, Bouattour M, Fartoux L, Faivre S, Malka D, Ducreux M, Boige V. Gemcitabine and oxaliplatin chemotherapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma after failure of anti-angiogenic therapies. Invest New Drugs 2014; 32(5): 1028-35.

Ronot M, Bouattour M, Wassermann J, Bruno O, Dreyer C, Larroque B, Castera L, Vilgrain V, Belghiti J, Raymond E, Faivre S. Alternative Response Criteria (Choi, European association for the study of the liver, and modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors [RECIST]) Versus RECIST 1.1 in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma treated with sorafenib. Oncologist 2014; (4): 394-402.

Ozenne V, Bouattour M, Goutté N, Vullierme MP, Ripault MP, Castelnau C, Valla DC, Degos F, Farges O. Prospective evaluation of the management of hepatocellular carcinoma in the elderly. Dig Liver Dis 2011; 43(12):1001-5.

Dr. Alexander Y. Kim

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Dr. Alexander Y. Kim

Dr. Alexander Kim is the chief of vascular and interventional radiology at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. After graduating medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine he completed his residency and fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kim specializes in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and is the national PI for the QED trial, a multi-center randomized, controlled trial on TACE for HCC. He also leads several other clinical trials on liver-directed therapies for primary and secondary liver cancers.

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Alexander Y. Kim

Janowski E, Timofeeva O, Chasovskikh S, Goldberg M, Kim A, Banovac F, Pang D, Dritschilo A, Unger K. Yttrium-90 radioembolization for colorectal cancer liver metastases in KRAS and wild-type and mutant patients: Clinical and ccfDNA studies. Oncol Rep Dec 2016; 37(1): 57-65 Doi: 10.3892/or.2016.5284 PMID: 28004119

Kim AY, Unger K, Wang HK, Pishvain MJ. Incorporating Yttrium-90 trans-arterial radioembolization (TARE) in the treatment of metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a single center experience. BMC Cancer 2016; 16 (1) :492. Doi: 10.1186/s12885-016-2552-2. PubMed PMID: 27430276

Kim AY, Miller A. Evaluation of Surefire’s precision direct-to-tumor embolization device to augment therapeutic response to intra-arterial liver-directed therapies for patients with primary and secondary liver cancers. Expert Rev Med Devices 2016 Mar 25:1-9. PubMed PMID: 26959530

Gabrielson A, Miller A, Banovac F, Kim A, He AR, Unger K. Outcomes and predictors of toxicity after selective internal radiation therapy using Yttrium-90 resin microspheres for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. Front Oncol 2015 Dec 23; 5:292. Doi: 10.2289/fonc.2015.00292. PubMed PMID: 26779437; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4688348

Ertreo M, Caridi T, Buckley D, Lynskey G, Kim A. Long-term outcomes of Surefire Infusion System for DEB-TACE for HCC. JVIR 2017 Feb 28(2); S156-S157

Katrivesis J, Yoon J, Lynskey G, Buckley D, Caridi T, Kim A. Effect of tumor burden on contralateral lobar hypertrophy after portal vein embolization. JVIR 2017 Feb; 28(2): S18

Dr. Jean-Charles Nault

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Dr. Jean-Charles Nault

Jean-Charles Nault received his MD and PhD from Paris Descartes University. He is currently working in the liver unit of the Jean Verdier Hospital in Bondy, France with a high priority on early detection of primary liver tumors and on therapeutic innovation. He is also an active member of the Laboratory of Functional Genomics of Solid Tumours at the INSERM UMR 1162 headed by Professor Jessica-Zucman Rossi. His research is dedicated to translational research in particular the identification of new driver genes in hepatocellular adenoma and hepatocellular carcinoma, of new therapeutic targets and of the molecular determinants of hepatocellular carcinoma’s prognosis.

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Jean-Charles Nault

Nault JC, Couchy G, Balabaud C, Morcrette G, Caruso S, Blanc JF, Bacq Y, Calderaro J, Paradis V, Ramos J, Scoazec JY, Gnemmi V, Sturm N, Guettier C, Fabre M, Savier E, Chiche L, Labrune P, Selves J, Wendum D, Pilati C, Laurent A, De Muret A, Le Bail B, Rebouissou S, Imbeaud S; GENTHEP investigators., Bioulac-Sage P, Letouzé E, Zucman-Rossi J. Molecular classification of hepatocellular adenoma associates with risk factors, bleeding, and malignant transformation. Gastroenterology 2016 Dec 7.

Nault JC. The end of almost 10 years of negative RCTs in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Lancet 2017 Jan 7; 389(10064): 4-6.

Nault JC, Datta S, Imbeaud S, Franconi A, Mallet M, Couchy G, Letouzé E, Pilati C, Verret B, Blanc JF, Balabaud C, Calderaro J, Laurent A, Letexier M, Bioulac-Sage P, Calvo F, Zucman-Rossi J. Recurrent AAV2-related insertional mutagenesis in human hepatocellular carcinomas. Nat Genet 2015 Oct; 47(10): 1187-93.

Nault JC, Calderaro J, Di Tommaso L, Balabaud C, Zafrani ES, Bioulac-Sage P, Roncalli M, Zucman-Rossi J. Telomerase reverse transcriptase promoter mutation is an early somatic genetic alteration in the transformation of premalignant nodules in hepatocellular carcinoma on cirrhosis. Hepatology 2014 Dec; 60(6): 1983-92.

Nault JC, Mallet M, Pilati C, Calderaro J, Bioulac-Sage P, Laurent C, Laurent A, Balabaud C, Zucman-Rossi J. High frequency of TERT promoter mutations in hepatocellular carcinoma and pre-neoplastic lesions. Nat Commun 2013; 4: 2218. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3218.

Nault JC, de Reyniès A, Villanueva A, Calderaro J, Rebouissou S, Couchy G, Decaens T, Franco D, Imbeaud S, Rousseau F, Azoulay D, Saric J, Blanc JF, Balabaud C, Bioulac-Sage P, Laurent A, Laurent-Puig P, Llovet JM, Zucman-Rossi J. A hepatocellular carcinoma 5-gene score associated with survival of patients following liver resection. Gastroenterology 2013 Jul; 145(1): 176-87. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2013.03.051.

Nault JC, Bioulac-Sage P, Zucman-Rossi J. Hepatocellular benign tumors-from molecular classification to personalized clinical care. Gastroenterology 2013 Feb; 144(5): 888-902. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2013.02.032.

Nault JC, Fabre M, Couchy G, Pilati C, Jeannot E, Tran Van Nhieu J, Saint-Paul MC, De Muret A, Redon MJ, Buffet C, Salenave S, Balabaud C, Prevot S, Labrune P, Bioulac-Sage P, Scoazec JY, Chanson P, Zucman-Rossi J. GNAS-activating mutations define a rare subgroup of inflammatory liver tumors characterized by STAT3 activation. J Hepatol 2012 Jan; 56(1): 184-91.

Dr. Catherine Frenette

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Dr. Catherine Frenette

Catherine Frenette, MD underwent medical training at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. She then completed internal medicine training at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, CA, and subsequently underwent training in gastroenterology with a focus on transplant hepatology at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Frenette currently works at the Scripps Clinic Center for Organ and Cell Transplantation where she is the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation. She is also the Medical Director of the Hepatocellular Carcinoma Program. Dr. Frenette has several active research trials as well as serving in a teaching capacity for the residents and fellows at Scripps Clinic. Dr. Frenette holds special clinical interest and expertise in liver transplantation to treat cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, autoimmune hepatitis, viral hepatitis, acute liver failure and end stage liver disease. She is a world-renowned expert in the treatment of all stages of hepatocellular carcinoma, and has done multiple national and international educational sessions on this topic. She has been awarded Fellow Status of the American Society of Transplantation, and has recently also been awarded Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association.

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Catherine Frenette

Abou-Alfa G, Yen C-J, Hsu C-H, O’Donoghue J, Beylergil V, Ruan S, Pandit-Taskar N, Gansukh B, Lyashchenko S, Ma J, Wan P, Shao Y-Y, Lin Z-Z, Frenette CT, O’Neil B, Schwartz L, Smith-Jones P, Ohtomo T, Tanaka T, Morikawa H, Maki Y, Ohishi N, Chen Y-C, Agajanov T, Boisserie F, De Laurenzio L, Lee R, Larson S, Cheng A, Carrasquilo J. Phase Ib study of codrituzumab in combination with sorafenib in patients with non-curable advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 2017 Feb; 79(2): 421-429. doi: 10.1007/s00280-017-3241-9.

Nhu QM, Knowles HJ, Pockros PJ, Frenette CT. Pulmonary complications of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma. World J Respirol 2016 Nov; 6(3): 69-75. PMID 27035078

Yan M, Ha J, Aguilar M, Liu B, Frenette CT, Bhuket T, Wong RJ. Older patients with hepatocellular carcinoma more advanced disease, lower rates of treatment, and lower survival. J Clin Gastroenterol 2016; in press. PMID 27380460

Frenette CT. Surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y) 2016 Jun; 12(6): 394-6. PMID 27493599

Frenette CT. Surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 2016 Jun; 14(6): 407-9. PMID 27379808

Ahn J, Bhuket T, Mosadeghi S, Frenette CT, Liu B, Wong RJ. End stage liver disease patients with MELD > 40 have higher waitlist mortality compared to status 1A patients. Hepatol Int Sep 2016; 10(5): 838-46. doi: 10.1007/s12072-016-9735-4.

Curry MP, O’Leary JG, Bzowej N, Muir AL, Korenblat KM, Fenkel JM, Reddy KR, Lawitz E, Flamm SL, Schiano T, Teperman L, Fontana R, Schiff E, Fried M, Doehle B, An D, McNally J, Osinusi A, Brainard DM, McHutchinson JG, Brown RS Jr, Charlton Ml, ASTRAL-4 Investigators. Sofosbuvir and velpatasvir for HCV in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. N Engl J Med 2015 Dec 31; 373(27): 2618-28. PMID 26569658

Nhu QM, Knowles HJ, Pockros PJ, Frenette CT. An unexpected pulmonary complication following transcatheter arterial chemoembolization of a small hepatocellular carcinoma. J Clin Gastroenterol 2016; 50(6): 524-5. PMID 27035078

Brown RS, O’Leary JG, Reddy KR, Kuo A, Morelli GJ, Burton JR, Stravitz RT, Durand C, Di Bisceglie AM, Kwo P, Frenette CT, Stewart TG, Nelson DR, Friend MW, Terrault NA, HCV-TARGET Study Group. Inteferon-free therapy for genotype 1 hepatitis C in liver transplant recipients: real world experience from HCV-TARGET. Liver Transpl 2016 Jan; 22(1): 24-33. PMID 26519873

Ha J, Yan M, Aguilar M, Tana M, Liu B, Frenette CT, Bhuket T, Wong R. Race/ethnicity-specific disparities in hepatocellular carcinoma stage at diagnosis and its impact on receipt of curative therapies. J Clin Gastroenterol 2016; 50 (5): 423-430. PMID 26583267

Bhangoo MS, Karnani DR, Hein PN, Giap H, Knowles H, Issa C, Steuterman S, Pockros P, Frenette CT. Radioembolization with Yttrium-90 microspheres for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. J Gastrointest Oncol 2015; 6(5): 469-478. PMID 26487939

Au J, Frenette CT. Management of hepatocellular carcinoma: current status and future directions. Gut Liver 2015; 9(4): 437-448. PMID 26087860

Chiao H, Frenette CT. Solid organ transplantation: little research, big need for patients with HCV. HCV Next 2014 May/June; 1(3): 15-20.

Scherschel A, Minteer WB, Frenette CT. An interesting case of inclusion body myositis after 48-week interferon treatment for hepatitis C. HCV Next 2014 Mar/Apr; 1(2): 8-10.

Crissien AM, Frenette CT. Current management of hepatocellular carcinoma. Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014 Mar; 10(3): 153-61. PMID 24829542.

Torres HA, Kaseb A, Mahale P, Miller E, Frenette CT. Telaprevir-containing regimen for treatment of hepatitis C virus infection in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma awaiting liver transplantation: a case series. J Hepatocell Carcinoma 2014; 1: 109-14.

Naugler WE, Alsina AE, Frenette CT, Rossaro L, Sellers MT. Building the multidisciplinary team for management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014; doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2014.03.038. PMID 24909910

Brose MS, Frenette CT, Keefe SM, Stein SM. Management of sorafenib-related adverse events: a clinician’s perspective. Semin Oncol 2014; 41(S2): S1-S16. PMID 24576654

Dr. Ari Isaacson

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Dr. Ari Isaacson

Dr. Ari Isaacson completed his medical training at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. After a transitional Internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, he served as a Flight Surgeon in the US Navy. From there, he completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency and Interventional Radiology Subspecialty Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. He has been Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine since 2013. His current research interests involve embolization and he has been principle investigator on several clinical trials in this area. Dr. Isaacson is a member of the the Society of Interventional Radiology and the American College of Radiology.

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Yu H, Isaacson AJ, Burke CT. Reply to: ‘Embolization of Type II Endoleaks’. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2017; 28 (5): 773-774.

Burke CT, Isaacson AJ, Miller MJ. How to Succeed in Academic Radiology: A Primer for Young Faculty Members. J Am Coll Radiol 2017 Jun; 14(6): 808-810.

Commander CW, Altenburg MK, Burke LM, Isaacson AJ. Do Radiopaque Polyvinyl Alcohol Beads Cause Artifact on Postcontrast MR Imaging? J Vasc Interv Radiol 2017; 28 (4): 625-627.

Schwartz CJ, Isaacson AJ, Fordham LA, Ivanovic M, Taylor JB, Dixon RG. Radiation Dose Associated with CT-guided Drain Placement for Pediatric Patients. Pediatr Radiol 2017 May; 47(6): 718-723.

Burke LM, Conyers JM, Burke CT, Dixon R, Yu H, Kim J, Vallabhaneni R, Farber MA, Isaacson AJ. Incidence and Clinical Significance of Renal Infarct after Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Repair; AJR Am J Roentgenol 2017; 208 (4): 885-890.

Kim JI, Brader R, Viprakasit DP, Isaacson AJ. Prostatic Artery Embolization for the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in the Setting of Bladder Calculi. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2017; 28 (2): 306-308.

Yu H, Desai H, Isaacson AJ, Dixon RG, Farber MA, Burke CT. Comparison of Type II Endoleak Embolizations: Embolization of Endoleak Nidus Only versus Embolization of Endoleak Nidus and Branch Vessels. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2017; 28 (2): 176-184.

Cizman Z, Isaacson AJ, Burke CT. Short to Mid-term Safety and Efficacy of Prostatic Artery Embolization: a Systematic Review. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2016; 27 (10): 1487-1493.

Isaacson AJ, Burke LM, Farber MA, Vallabhaneni R. Ultra-Low Iodine Dose Transarterial Catheter Directed CT Angiography for Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Repair. Ann Vasc Surg 2016; 35 (8): 234-237.

Isaacson AJ, Raynor MC, Yu H, Burke CT. Prostatic Artery Embolization Using Embosphere Microspheres for Prostates Measuring 80-150 cm3: Early Results from a US Trial. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2016; 27 (5): 1487-1493.

Hu Q, Sun W, Lu Y, Bomba HN, Ye Y, Jiang T, Isaacson AJ, Gu Z. Tumor Microenvironement-Mediated Construction and Deconstruction of Extracellular Drug-Delivery Depots. Nano Lett 2016; 16 (2), 1118-1126.

Isaacson AJ, Fischman AM, Burke CT. Technical Feasibility of Prostatic Artery Embolization from a Transradial Approach. Am J Roentgenol 2016; 206 (2), 442-444.

Byrne J, Stephens R, Isaacson A, Yu H, Burke C. Image-Guided Percutaneous Drainage for Treatment of Post-Surgical Anastomotic Leak in Patients with Crohn’s Disease. J Crohns Colitis 2016; 10 (1), 38-42.

Isaacson AJ, Bhalakia N, Burke CT. Coil Embolization to Redirect Embolic Flow During Prostatic Artery Embolization. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2015; 26 (5), 768-770

Wallace JA, Afonso E, Yu H, Birchard K, Isaacson A. Factors That Predict Increased Catheter Tip Movement in Left Internal Jugular Vein Implanted Venous Access Ports Upon Standing. J Vasc Access 2015; 16 (3), 223-226

Commander CW, Pabon-Ramos WN, Isaacson AJ, Yu H, Burke CT, Dixon RG. Assessing Medical Students’ Knowledge of IR at Two Medical Schools. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2014; 25 (11), 1801-1806.

Isaacson A, Ridge N, Yu H, Jackson M. ‘Lean’ System Improvement to Increase First-Case Efficiency and Decrease Overtime Expenditures in Interventional Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol 2014; 11 (10), 998-1001.

Khiatani V, Isaacson A, Yu H, Stavas J. Interventional Radiologic Placement of Denver Pleuroperitoneal Shunt for Refractory Chylothorax. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2013; 24 (7), 1073-1074.

Isaacson AJ, Stavas JM. Image Guided Drainage and Sclerodesis of a Morel-Lavallee Lesion. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2013; 24 (4), 605-606.

Baczuk R, Biascan A, Grossgold E, Isaacson A, Spencer J, Wisotzky E. Sex Ratio Shift in Offspring of Male Fixed-Wing Naval Aviation Officers. Mil Med 2009; 174 (5), 523-528.


 

 

Dr. Emil I. Cohen

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Dr. Emil I. Cohen

Dr. Emil Cohen completed medical training at George Washington University Medical School and then went on to an Internship at Washington Hospital Center. He completed residencies and fellowships in the Department of Radiology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC. Dr. Cohen has been an investigator and co-investigator on two international clinical trials for hepatocellular carcinoma and is a reviewer on the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Relevant Publications

Gaba RC, Lewandowski RJ, Hickey R, Baerlocher MO, Cohen EI, Dariushnia SR, d’Othée BJ, Padia SA, Salem R, Wang DS, Nikolic B. Transcatheter therapy for hepatic malignancy: standardization of terminology and reporting criteria. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2016 Apr; 27(4): 457-73.

McWilliams JP, Kuo MD, Rose SC, Bagla S, Caplin DM, Cohen EI, Faintuch S, Spies JB, Saad WE, Nikolic B. Society of interventional radiology position statement: prostate artery embolization for treatment of benign disease of the prostate. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2014; 25: 1349–1351.

Franklin BR, Patel KM, Nahabedian MY, Baldassari LE, Cohen EI, Bhanot P. Predicting abdominal closure after component separation for complex ventral hernias: maximizing the use of preoperative computed tomography. Ann Plast Surg 2013; 71: 261–265.

Lee JS, Patel KM, Zou Z, Prince MR, Cohen EI. Computerized tomographic and magnetic resonance angiography for perforator-based free flaps: technical considerations. Clinics in Plastic Surgery 2011; 38: 219–228.

Stanca CM, Fiel MI, Aledort L, Cohen E, del Rio Martin J, Schiano TD. Factors associated with persistent thrombocytopenia after liver transplantation. Transplant Proc 2010; 42: 1769–1773.

Aidi HE, Mani V, Weinshelbaum KB, Aguiar SH, Taniguchi H, Postley JE, Samber DD, Cohen EI, Stern J, van der Geest RJ, Reiber JH, Woodward M, Fuster V, Gidding SS, Fayad ZA. Cross-sectional, prospective study of MRI reproducibility in the assessment of plaque burden of the carotid arteries and aorta. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 2009 Mar; 6(3): 219-28. doi: 10.1038/ncpcardio1444. Epub 2009 Jan 27.

Lim KH, Ward SC, Roayaie S, Cohen E, Schwartz M, Fiel MI, Thung SN. Multiple inflammatory and serum amyloid a positive telangiectatic hepatic adenomas with glycogenated nuclei arising in a background of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Semin Liver Dis 2008 Nov; 28(4): 434-439.

Siegel AB, Cohen EI, Ocean A, Lehrer D, Goldenberg A, Knox JJ, Chen H, Clark-Garvey S, Weinberg A, Mandeli J, Christos P, Mazumdar M, Popa E, Brown RS Jr, Rafii S, Schwartz JD. Phase II trial evaluating the clinical and biologic effects of bevacizumab in unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. J Clin Oncol 2008 Jun 20; 26(18): 2992-2998.

Cohen EI, Kelly SA, Edye M, Mitty HA, Bromberg JS. MRI estimation of total renal volume demonstrates significant association with healthy donor weight. Eur J Radiol 2009 Aug; 71(2): 283-287.

Cohen EI, Weinreb DB, Siegelbaum RH, Honig S, Marin M, Weintraub JL, Lookstein RA. Time resolved magnetic resonance angiography for the classification of endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair. J Magn Reson Imaging 2008 Mar; 27(3): 500-503.

Emre S, Arnon R, Cohen E, Morotti RA, Vaysman D, Shneider BL. Resolution of hepatopulmonary syndrome after auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation in abernethy malformation. A case report. Liver Transpl 2007; 13: 1662-1668.

Talenfeld AD, Schwope RB, Alper HJ, Cohen EI, Lookstein RA. MDCT angiography of the renal arteries in patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis: implications for renal artery stenting with distal protection. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2007; 188: 1652-1658.

Schwope RB, Alper HJ, Talenfeld AD, Cohen EI, Lookstein RA. MR angiography for patient surveillance after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2007; 188(4): W334-340.

Xu R, Bu-Ghanim M, Fiel M, Schiano T, Cohen E, Thung S. Hepatocellular carcinoma associated with an atypical presentation of Wilson's Disease. Semin Liver Dis 2007; 27(1): 124-127.

Levi G, Moueen B, Xu R, Cohen E, Abittan C, Roayaie S. 48 year-old obese man with a 3 cm liver lesion and a history of hemochromatosis and lymphoma. Semin Liver Dis 2004; 24(3): 327-332.

Cohen EI, Wilck E, Shapiro R. Hepatic imaging in the 21st Century. Semin Liver Dis 2006; 26: 363–372.

Dr. Anthony El-Khoueiry

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Dr. Anthony El-Khoueiry

Dr. Aline Chagas

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Dr. Aline Chagas

Aline Chagas underwent medical training at Federal University of Bahia in Brazil and completed Medical Residences in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Hospital Santo Antônio in Bahia and the Faculty of Medicine at the Univeristy of São Paulo.
She is currently Head of Hepatology Team at the Faculty of Medicine at the Univeristy of São Paulo and also Assistant Physician and the São Paulo Cancer Institute. Her clinical research experience is in phase III trials for hepatocellular carcinoma.

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Aline Chagas

Chagas AL ; Kikuchi L; Herman P ; Alencar RS; Tani CM ; Diniz MA ; Pugliese V; Rocha MS ; Albuquerque LA ; Carrilho FJ ; Alves VA. Clinical and pathological evaluation of fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma: a single center study of 21 cases. Clinics 2015; 70(3): 207-213

Chagas AL, Kikuchi LO, Oliveira CP, Vezozzo DC, Mello ES, Oliveira AC, Cella LC, Herman P, Bachella T, Caldwell SH, Alves VA, Carrilho FJ. Does hepatocellular carcinoma in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis exist in cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic patients? Brazil J Med Biol Res 2009; 42: 958-962 [doi:10.1590/s0100-879x2009005000019]

Chagas AL, Alencar RS, Kikuchi L, Vezozzo DC, Carrilho. Epidemiologia do Carcinoma Hepatocelular no Brasil e na América Latina. Moderna Hepatologia 2011; 37: 67-70. Additional references : Portuguese. Meio de divulgação: Impresso

Herman P, Chagas AL, Perini MV, Coelho FF, Fonseca GM, Alves VA, Carrilho FJ, Cecconello I.
Surgical treatment of fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma: an underestimated malignant tumor? Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 2014; 13: 618-621. [doi:10.1016/s1499-3872(14)60294-0]

Kikuchi L, Chagas AL, Alencar RS, Paranaguá-Vezozzo DC, Carrilho FJ. Clinical and epidemiological aspects of hepatocellular carcinoma in Brazil. Antivir Ther 2013; 18: 445-449. [doi:10.3851/imp2602]

Toda KS, Kikuchi L; Chagas AL; Tanigawa RY, Paranagua-Vezozzo DC, Pfiffer T, Rocha Mde S, Alves VA, Carrilho FJ. Hepatocellular carcinoma related to Schistosoma mansoni infection: Case Series and Literature Review. J Clin Transl Hepatol 2015; 3: 260-264. [doi:10.14218/jcth.2015.00027]

Alencar RS, Kikuchi L, Tani CM, Chagas AL, Camargo CC, Pfiffer T, Hoff P; Carrilho FJ.
Better management of adverse events favors sorafenib treatment of HCC patients and impact on survival. J Cancer Ther (Print) 2016; v.07; 275-284. [doi:10.4236/jct.2016.74029]

Queiroz N, Kikuchi L, Bezerra R, Alencar RS, Chagas AL, Tani CM, Diniz MA, Santos A, Moreira AM, Rocha Mde S, D’Albuquerque LA, Carnevale FC, Carrilho FJ. Use of initial modified RECIST tumor response evaluation criteria for predicting survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing transarterial chemoembolization with drug-eluting beads. J Cancer Ther 2015; v. 06; 1115-1123

Kikuchi L, Oliveira CP, Alvares-da-Silva MR, Tani CM, Diniz MA, Stefano JT, Chagas AL, Alencar RS, Vezozzo DC, Santos GR, Campos PB, Alves VA, Ratziu V, Carrilho FJ. Hepatocellular carcinoma management in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease patients. Am J Clin Oncol 2016, 39(5):428-32. [doi:10.1097/coc.0000000000000134]

Kikuchi L; Pietrobon R; Alves V, Paranaguá-Vezozzo D, Carrilho FJ, Mello E, Farias A, Chagas AL.
Nodules less than 20mm and vascular invasion are predictors of survival in small hepatocellular carcinoma. J Clin Gastroenterol 2009; v.43: 191- 195

Passos-Castilho AM, Carvalho VM, Cardozo KH, Kikuchi L, Chagas AL, Gomes-Gouvêa MS, Malta F, de Seixas-Santos Nastri AC, Pinho JR, Carrilho FJ, Granato CF. Serum lipidomic profiling as a useful tool for screening potential biomarkers of hepatitis B-related hepatocellular carcinoma by ultraperformance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. BMC Cancer (Online) 2015; v.15: 985. [doi:10.1186/s12885-015-1995-1]

Moreira JP, Malta Fde M, Diniz MA, Kikuchi L, Chagas AL, Lima Lde S, Gomes-Gouvêa MS, de Castro VF, Santana RA, Sumita NM, Paranagua Vezozzo DC, Carrilho FJ, Pinho JR. Interferon lambda and hepatitis C virus core protein polymorphisms associated with liver cancer. Virology 2016; v.493: 136-141. [doi:10.1016/j.virol.2016.03.008]

Chagas AL, Carrilho FJ. Clínica Médica vol 4- Doenças do Aparelho Digestivo, Nutrição e Doenças Nutricionais. 1a. ed. São Paulo - SP: Editora Manole LTDA, 2009.

Chagas AL, Carrilho FJ. Doenças do Aparelho Digestivo, Nutrição e doenças Nutricionais.. 2. ed. São Paulo - SP: Editora Manole LTDA, 2010.

Chagas AL, Ono-Nita SK, Nova ML, Carrilho FJ. Dependência de Drogas. 2a. ed. Atheneu, 2010.

Nova ML, Chagas AL, Ono-Nita SK, Carrilho FJ. Dependência de Drogas. 3. ed. Atheneu, 2011.

 

Dr. Matteo Cescon

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Dr. Matteo Cescon

Dr. Matteo Cescon completed his medical degree in 1996 and in 2004 completed a post graduate course on the medicine of organ transplantation at Bicocca University in Milan, Italy. He has been at Bologna University since 2004 and is currently Associate Professor of Surgery at the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences. In 2012 he was also appointed Supervisor of the post-transplant phase of the institutional program of liver transplantation at Saint’Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital in Bologna. Dr. Cescon has performed more than 1000 procedures as first operator, including more than 300 liver transplantations and more than 400 liver resections. He is a reviewer on many international journals and has been an investigator on several research programs.

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Ballarin R, Cucchetti A, Russo FP, Magistri P, Cescon M, Cillo U, Burra P,Pinna AD, Di Benedetto F. Long term follow-up and outcome of liver transplantation from hepatitis B surface antigen positive donors. World J Gastroenterol 2017 Mar 28; 23(12): 2095-2105. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2095. PubMed PMID: 28405138; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5374122

Giovannini C, Baglioni M, Baron Toaldo M, Cescon M, Bolondi L, Gramantieri L. Venom from Cuban Blue Scorpion has tumor activating effect in hepatocellular carcinoma. Sci Rep 2017 Mar 21; 7: 44685. doi: 10.1038/srep44685. PubMed PMID: 28322221; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5359575

Cucchetti A, Sposito C, Pinna AD, Citterio D, Cescon M, Bongini M, Ercolani G, Cotsoglou C, Maroni L, Mazzaferro V. Competing risk analysis on outcome after hepatic resection of hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients. World J Gastroenterol 2017 Feb 28; 23(8): 1469-1476. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i8.1469. PubMed PMID: 28293094; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5330832.

Cucchetti A, Cappelli A, Mosconi C, Zhong JH, Cescon M, Pinna AD, Golfieri R. Improving patient selection for selective internal radiation therapy of intra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma: A meta-regression study. Liver Int 2017 Feb 8. doi: 10.1111/liv.13382. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28177190.

Bertuzzo VR, Giannella M, Cucchetti A, Pinna AD, Grossi A, Ravaioli M, Del Gaudio M, Cristini F, Viale P, Cescon M. Impact of preoperative infection on outcome after liver transplantation. Br J Surg 2017 Jan; 104(2): e172-e181. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10449. PubMed PMID: 28121031.

Fornari F, Pollutri D, Patrizi C, La Bella T, Marinelli S, Casadei Gardini A, Marisi G, Baron Toaldo M, Baglioni M, Salvatore V, Callegari E, Baldassarre M, Galassi M, Giovannini C, Cescon M, Ravaioli M, Negrini M, Bolondi L, Gramantieri L. In Hepatocellular Carcinoma miR-221 Modulates Sorafenib Resistance through Inhibition of Caspase-3-Mediated Apoptosis. Clin Cancer Res 2017 Jan 17. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-16-1464. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28096271.

Bertuzzo VR, Cescon M, Odaldi F, Di Laudo M, Cucchetti A, Ravaioli M, Del Gaudio M, Ercolani G, D'Errico A, Pinna AD. Actual risk of using very aged donors for unselected liver transplant candidates: a European single-center experience in the MELD Era. Ann Surg 2017 Feb; 265(2):388-396. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001681. PubMed PMID: 28059967.

Capri M, Olivieri F, Lanzarini C, Remondini D, Borelli V, Lazzarini R, Graciotti L, Albertini MC, Bellavista E, Santoro A, Biondi F, Tagliafico E, Tenedini E, Morsiani C, Pizza G, Vasuri F, D'Errico A, Dazzi A, Pellegrini S, Magenta A, D'Agostino M, Capogrossi MC, Cescon M, Rippo MR, Procopio AD, Franceschi C, Grazi GL. Identification of miR-31-5p, miR-141-3p, miR-200c-3p, and GLT1 as human liver aging markers sensitive to donor-recipient age-mismatch in transplants. Aging Cell 2017 Apr; 16(2): 262-272. doi: 10.1111/acel.12549. Epub 2016 Dec 20. PubMed PMID: 27995756; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5334540.

Di Laudo M, Ravaioli M, La Manna G, Comai G, Cescon M, Del Gaudio M, Bertuzzo V, Zanfi C, Cucchetti A, Pinna AD. Reply. Liver Transpl 2017 Feb;23(2): 268-269. doi: 10.1002/lt.24685. PubMed PMID: 27884044.

Cucchetti A, Ercolani G, Pezzilli R, Cescon M, Frascaroli G, Pinna AD. The health gain obtainable from pancreatic resection for adenocarcinoma in the elderly. World J Surg 2017 Apr;41(4): 1063-1072. doi: 10.1007/s00268-016-3793-6. PubMed PMID: 27826771.

Brandi G, Deserti M, Vasuri F, Farioli A, Degiovanni A, Palloni A, Frega G, Barbera MA, de Lorenzo S, Garajova I, Di Marco M, Pinna AD, Cescon M, Cucchetti A, Ercolani G, D'Errico-Grigioni A, Pantaleo MA, Biasco G, Tavolari S. In Reply. Oncologist 2016 Dec; 21(12): e5-e6. Epub 2016 Nov 2. PubMed PMID: 27807301; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5153345.

Cucchetti A, Cappelli A, Ercolani G, Mosconi C, Cescon M, Golfieri R, Pinna AD. Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) as conversion therapy for unresectable primary liver malignancies. Liver Cancer 2016 Oct; 5(4): 303-311. Epub 2016 Sep 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 27781202; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5075901.

Ravaioli M, Grande G, Di Gioia P, Cucchetti A, Cescon M, Ercolani G, Del Gaudio M, Morelli C, Pinna AD. Risk avoidance and liver transplantation: a single-center experience in a national network. Ann Surg 2016 Nov; 264(5): 778-786. PubMed PMID: 27429038.

Lauterio A, Di Sandro S, Gruttadauria S, Spada M, Di Benedetto F, Baccarani U, Regalia E, Melada E, Giacomoni A, Cescon M, Cintorino D, Ercolani G, Rota M, Rossi G, Mazzaferro V, Risaliti A, Pinna AD, Gridelli B, De Carlis L. Donor safety in living donor liver donation: An Italian multicenter survey. Liver Transpl 2017 Feb; 23(2): 184-193. doi: 10.1002/lt.24651. Epub 2016 Dec 30. PubMed PMID: 27712040.

De Simone P, Fagiuoli S, Cescon M, De Carlis L, Tisone G, Volpes R, Cillo U; Consensus Panel.. Use of everolimus in liver transplantation: recommendations from a working group. Transplantation 2017 Feb; 101(2): 239-251. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001438. PubMed PMID: 27495768; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5265697.

Ravaioli M, Serenari M, Cescon M, Savini C, Cucchetti A, Ercolani G, Del Gaudio M, Casati A, Pinna AD. Liver and vena cava en bloc resection for an invasive leiomyosarcoma causing Budd-Chiari syndrome, under veno-venous bypass and liver hypothermic perfusion : liver hypothermic perfusion and veno-venous bypass for inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma. Ann Surg Oncol 2017 Feb; 24(2): 556-557. doi: 10.1245/s10434-016-5285-1. Epub 2016 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 27431416.

Cucchetti A, Cescon M, Pinna AD. Comment on: 'Long-term impact of liver function on curative therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma: application of the ALBI grade'. Br J Cancer 2016 Aug 23; 115(5): e5. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2016.196. Epub 2016 Jun 23. PubMed PMID: 27336607; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4997540.

Cucchetti A, Cescon M, Colecchia A, Neri F, Cappelli A, Ravaioli M, Mazzotti F, Ercolani G, Festi D, Pinna AD. Adding liver stiffness measurement to the routine evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma resectability can optimize clinical outcome. Ultraschall Med 2016 May 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27139376.

Di Laudo M, Ravaioli M, La Manna G, Comai G, Cescon M, Del Gaudio M, Zanfi C, Cucchetti A, Ercolani G, Pinna AD. Combined liver-dual kidney transplant: Role in expanded donors. Liver Transpl 2017 Jan;23(1): 28-34. doi: 10.1002/lt.24472. Epub 2016 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 27113672.

Brandi G, Deserti M, Vasuri F, Farioli A, Degiovanni A, Palloni A, Frega G, Barbera MA, de Lorenzo S, Garajova I, Di Marco M, Pinna AD, Cescon M, Cucchetti A, Ercolani G, D'Errico-Grigioni A, Pantaleo MA, Biasco G, Tavolari S; G.I.CO. (Gruppo Italiano Colangiocarcinoma).. Membrane localization of human equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 in tumor cells may predict response to adjuvant gemcitabine in resected cholangiocarcinoma patients. Oncologist 2016 May; 21(5): 600-7. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2015-0356. Epub 2016 Mar 31. PubMed PMID: 27032872; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4861359.

Cucchetti A, Cescon M, Pinna AD. Reply to "Hepatic venous pressure gradient for preoperative assessment of patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma: A comment for moving forward". J Hepatol 2016 Jul; 65(1): 231-2. doi:10.1016/j.jhep.2016.03.014. Epub 2016 Mar 26. PubMed PMID: 27025687.

Qiao G, Cucchetti A, Li J, Cescon M, Ercolani G, Liu G, Pinna AD, Li L, Shen F, Ren J. Applying of pretreatment extent of disease system in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after curative partial hepatectomy. Oncotarget 2016 May 24; 7(21): 30408-19. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.8149. PubMed PMID: 27007152; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5058689.

Bertuzzo VR, Cescon M, Odaldi F, Di Laudo M, Cucchetti A, Ravaioli M, Del Gaudio M, Ercolani G, D'Errico A, Pinna AD. Actual risk of using very aged donors for unselected liver transplant candidates: a European single-center experience in the MELD Era. Ann Surg 2016 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26954895.

Cucchetti A, Ercolani G, Taffurelli G, Serenari M, Maroni L, Pezzilli R, Del Gaudio M, Ravaioli M, Cescon M, Pinna AD. A comprehensive analysis on expected years of life lost due to pancreatic cancer. Pancreatology 2016 May-Jun; 16(3): 449-53. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2016.02.005. Epub 2016 Feb 18. PubMed PMID: 26951889.

Cucchetti A, Sposito C, Pinna AD, Citterio D, Ercolani G, Flores M, Cescon M, Mazzaferro V. Effect of age on survival in patients undergoing resection of hepatocellular carcinoma. Br J Surg 2016 Jan;103(2):e93-9. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10056. Epub 2015 Dec 10. PubMed PMID: 26662121.

Cucchetti A, Ercolani G, Cescon M, Brandi G, Taffurelli G, Maroni L, Ravaioli M, Pezzilli R, Pinna AD. Estimation of the survival benefit obtainable from screening for the early detection of pancreatic cancer. Pancreas 2016 May-Jun; 45(5): 714-9. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000000523. PubMed PMID: 26646274.

 

Dr. Irene Bargellini

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Dr. Irene Bargellini

Dr. Irene Bargellini completed her medical degree and post-graduate course in Radiology at the University of Pisa in Italy. Since then, she has been working in the Department of Interventional Radiology and has become Supervisor of the Interventional Oncology Program of Pisa University Hospital. She is specifically interested in diagnosis and management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), particularly with regards to outcomes of transarterial therapies.

Relevant Publications

Crocetti L, Bargellini I, Cioni R. Loco-regional treatment of HCC: current status. Clin Radiol 2017 Feb 28. pii: S0009-9260(17)30041-7. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2017.01.013. [Epub ahead of print]

Bargellini I. How does selective internal radiation therapy compare with and/or complement other liver-directed therapies. Future Oncol 2014 Nov;10(15 Suppl):105-9. doi: 10.2217/fon.14.236.

Golfieri R, Giampalma E, Renzulli M, Cioni R, Bargellini I, Bartolozzi C, Breatta AD, Gandini G, Nani R, Gasparini D, Cucchetti A, Bolondi L, Trevisani F; PRECISION ITALIA STUDY GROUP. Randomised controlled trial of doxorubicin-eluting beads vs conventional chemoembolisation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Br J Cancer 2014 Jul 15;111(2):255-64. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2014.199.

Bargellini I, Scionti A, Mismas V, Masi G, Vivaldi C, Bartolozzi C, Sacco R. Identification of responders to sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma: is tumor volume measurement the way forward? Oncology 2014; 86(4):191-8. doi: 10.1159/000358599.

Dufour JF, Bargellini I, De Maria N, De Simone P, Goulis I, Marinho RT. Intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma: current treatments and future perspectives. Ann Oncol 2013 Apr; 24 Suppl 2:ii24-9. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdt054.

Bargellini I, Florio F, Golfieri R, Grosso M, Lauretti DL, Cioni R. Trends in utilization of transarterial treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma: results of a survey by the Italian Society of Interventional Radiology. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2014 Apr; 37(2): 438-44. doi: 10.1007/s00270-013-0656-5.

Bargellini I, Bozzi E, Campani D, Carrai P, De Simone P, Pollina L, Cioni R, Filipponi F, Bartolozzi C. Modified RECIST to assess tumor response after transarterial chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma: CT-pathologic correlation in 178 liver explants. Eur J Radiol 2013 May; 82(5): e212-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2012.12.009.

Sacco R, Bargellini I, Bertini M, Bozzi E, Romano A, Petruzzi P, Tumino E, Ginanni B, Federici G, Cioni R, Metrangolo S, Bertoni M, Bresci G, Parisi G, Altomare E, Capria A, Bartolozzi C. Conventional versus doxorubicin-eluting bead transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2011 Nov; 22(11): 1545-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2011.07.002.

Bargellini I, Sacco R, Bozzi E, Bertini M, Ginanni B, Romano A, Cicorelli A, Tumino E, Federici G, Cioni R, Metrangolo S, Bertoni M, Bresci G, Parisi G, Altomare E, Capria A, Bartolozzi C. Transarterial chemoembolization in very early and early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma patients excluded from curative treatment: a prospective cohort study. Eur J Radiol 2012 Jun; 81(6): 1173-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2011.03.046.

Bargellini I, Vignali C, Cioni R, Petruzzi P, Cicorelli A, Campani D, De Simone P, Filipponi F, Bartolozzi C. Hepatocellular carcinoma: CT for tumor response after transarterial chemoembolization in patients exceeding Milan criteria--selection parameter for liver transplantation. Radiology 2010 Apr; 255(1): 289-300. doi: 10.1148/radiol.09090927.

Grosso M, Vignali C, Quaretti P, Nicolini A, Melchiorre F, Gallarato G, Bargellini I, Petruzzi P, Massa Saluzzo C, Crespi S, Sarti I. Transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma with drug-eluting microspheres: preliminary results from an Italian multicentre study. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2008 Nov-Dec; 31(6):1141-9. doi: 10.1007/s00270-008-9409-2.

Lencioni R, Crocetti L, Petruzzi P, Vignali C, Bozzi E, Della Pina C, Bargellini I, Cioni D, Oliveri F, De Simone P, Bartolozzi C, Brunetto M, Filipponi F. Doxorubicin-eluting bead-enhanced radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma: a pilot clinical study. J Hepatol 2008 Aug; 49(2): 217-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2008.03.021.

Vignali C, Bargellini I, Grosso M, Passalacqua G, Maglione F, Pedrazzini F, Filauri P, Niola R, Cioni R, Petruzzi P. TIPS with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent: results of an Italian multicenter study. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2005 Aug; 185(2): 472-80.

Dr. Sadahisa Ogasawara

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Dr. Sadahisa Ogasawara

Dr. Sadahisa Ogasawara obtained his medical degree in 2004 and his PhD in 2012 from Chiba University (Japan). He is a hepatologist and works at Chiba University Hospital. He is currently an Assistant Professor of the cranial research center at Chiba University Hospital as well as on the staff of the Department of Gastroenterology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, where his research is focused on loco-regional treatments and systemic therapies of hepatocellular carcinoma.

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Sadahisa Ogasawara

Ogasawara S, Chiba T, Motoyama T, Kanogawa N, Saito T, Shinozaki Y, Suzuki E, Ooka Y, Tawada A, Kato H, Okabe S, Kanai F, Yoshikawa M, Yokosuka O. Prognostic significance of concurrent hypovascular and hypervascular nodules in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. PLoS One 2016 Sep 20; 11(9): e0163119.

Ogasawara S, Chiba T, Ooka Y, Suzuki E, Inoue M, Wakamatsu T, Tawada A, Yokosuka O. Analysis of sorafenib outcome: focusing on the clinical course in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. PLoS One 2016 Aug 18; 11(8): e0161303.

Ogasawara S, Chiba T, Ooka Y, Kanogawa N, Motoyama T, Suzuki E, Tawada A, Azemoto R, Shinozaki M, Yoshikawa M, Yokosuka O. A prognostic score for patients with intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma treated with transarterial chemoembolization. PLoS One 2015 Apr 28; 10(4): e0125244.

Ogasawara S, Chiba T, Ooka Y, Kanogawa N, Saito T, Motoyama T, Suzuki E, Tawada A, Kanai F, Yokosuka O. Sorafenib treatment in Child-Pugh A and B patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: safety, efficacy and prognostic factors. Invest New Drugs 2015 Jun; 33(3): 729-39.

Ogasawara S, Chiba T, Ooka Y, Kanogawa N, Motoyama T, Suzuki E, Tawada A, Kanai F, Yoshikawa M, Yokosuka O. Efficacy of sorafenib in intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma patients refractory to transarterial chemoembolization. Oncology 2014; 87(6): 330-41.