Liver Cancer

Primary liver cancer is the growth and spread of unhealthy cells in the liver, which is an extremely important organ that processes what you eat and drink into energy and nutrients your body can use and also removes harmful substances from your blood. 

Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and the incidence rate of the disease is rising in Texas and in the United States. The mortality rate is high because liver cancer often isn’t diagnosed until a late stage, which highlights the importance of liver cancer screening among at-risk patients with cirrhosis.

Fortunately, survival rates are improving when liver cancer is diagnosed early. Early diagnosis allows more options for treatment, and often the cancer is curable at an early stage. At UT Southwestern, patients have access to the latest proven treatments and surgical procedures, as well as special access to the newest drugs through clinical trials offered only at top cancer centers.

Multidisciplinary Care

As a patient at UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, you’ll be in the expert hands of multiple specialists working closely together. Your liver cancer team will meet regularly to discuss your case, bringing their different clinical perspectives and experiences together to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment for your unique situation.

Expertise with All Types of Liver Cancer

Our specialists are experts in all types of liver cancer. This is important because primary liver cancer and liver metastases are treated differently.

Primary liver cancer, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), cholangiocarcinoma, and fibrolamellar carcinoma, starts in the liver. Simmons Cancer Center has the largest HCC program in Texas and one of the largest in the country.

Liver metastases are tumors that have spread to the liver from other areas of the body. This is also called secondary liver cancer or metastatic liver cancer. Liver metastases most commonly originate in the intestine, pancreas, stomach, or breasts. Even if the primary cancer is removed (or thought to be cured), liver metastases can still occur years later.

Meet the Team

Our multidisciplinary team of liver cancer experts provides comprehensive care. The group includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and gastroenterologists.

Singal, Amit

Singal, Amit

  • Gastroenterologist/Liver Specialist

How We Can Help

UT Southwestern’s multidisciplinary liver cancer team works together to form an individualized treatment plan for each patient. There are few liver cancer symptoms in the disease’s early stages, which makes awareness and prevention key to early detection. With advanced equipment, we can offer an accurate diagnosis that helps us better create an effective treatment plan. 

Our treatment program includes:

  • Specialists who are experts in all types of liver cancer
  • State-of-the-art treatments for primary liver cancer, including the latest in surgery, locoregional therapies, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and liver transplantation
  • Leading-edge treatments for liver metastases, including surgery, chemotherapy, transarterial chemoembolization, radiofrequency ablation, and stereotactic radiation
  • The newest drugs through clinical trials offered only at leading cancer centers
  • A clinic specifically for HCC patients

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team of liver cancer experts provides comprehensive care. The group includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and gastroenterologists.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule a visit with a liver cancer specialist at UT Southwestern’s facilities in Dallas or to learn more about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.