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Episode 64

Bridging to Transplant for HCC

with Dr. Jennifer Berumen and Dr. Isabel Newton

BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2020, May 21). Ep. 64 – Bridging to Transplant for HCC [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Transplant Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Berumen and Interventional Radiologist Dr. Isabel Newton discuss the treatment of HCC and the importance of multi-specialty collaboration in bridging these patients to successful liver transplantation. Special discussion was given around this HCC consortium article in Annals of Surgery:

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Podcast Participants

Dr. Jennifer Berumen

Dr. Jennifer Berumen is a transplant surgeon and assistant professor with the UCSD Department of Surgery in San Diego.

Dr. Isabel Newton

Dr. Isabel Newton is a practicing interventional radiologist at UC San Diego Health in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Christopher Beck

Host Dr. Christopher Beck is a practicing interventional radiologist with Regional Radiology Group in New Orleans.

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Show Notes

• Milan Criteria:

• NCCN Guidelines:

• Criteria for Liver Transplantation in Hepatocellular Carcinoma:

• The Interventional Initiative:

• Paper discussed:
DiNorcia J, Florman SS, Haydel B, et al. Pathologic Response to Pretransplant Locoregional
Therapy is Predictive of Patient Outcome After Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular
Carcinoma: Analysis From the US Multicenter HCC Transplant Consortium. Ann Surg.
2020;271(4):616‐624. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000003253

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