Hepatology doctors focus on caring for people with liver diseases and toxicities that resulted from cancer therapy. In collaboration with oncology, surgery, and interventional radiology doctors, as well as the Bone Marrow Transplant Service, the Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Service cares for people with cancer who also have a chronic liver disease, including those undergoing stem cell transplantation. Cancer treatment is rapidly evolving. Chemotherapy, surgery, immune therapies, checkpoint blockade treatments, and other cancer therapies can cause liver problems. This makes hepatology an integral part of cancer care.
People who have survived cancer are living longer, but they are at risk of developing long-term liver problems due to their cancer therapy or liver disease. The Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Service has expertise in the caring for survivors with these complications. In additional, liver cancer prevention and early detection are part of our central mission. Our hepatology clinicians work hard to identify and treat chronic liver disease in cancer survivors and has a liver cancer surveillance program.