Liver Cancer

Liver Cancer Chemotherapy Oncology Services

UPMC CancerCenter's oncologists offer a full range of therapies for all types and stages of liver cancer, including:


In treating liver cancer, chemotherapy is often utilized alone or in combination with other techniques, such as radiation therapy, embolization, regional perfusion, and surgery.

Depending on the type and stage of the cancer, chemotherapy may be:

Regional Perfusion for Liver Cancer

Regional perfusion delivers high concentrations of chemotherapy directly to the site of the cancer rather than through the bloodstream, as in traditional chemotherapy. The chemotherapy is circulated through an organ or within a certain region, bathing the cancer in the medication to treat it.

Types of perfusion therapy include:

Learn more about UPMC CancerCenter's David C. Koch Regional Perfusion Cancer Therapy Center.

Gene Therapy

Physician-researchers at UPCI and UPMC CancerCenter are investigating gene therapies that use viruses to deliver genes to help attack cancer cells.

Complete Cancer Treatment Services

UPMC CancerCenter's multidisciplinary approach to care brings together a team of leading experts in surgical oncology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology to develop treatment strategies that often involve a combination of treatments and clinical trials when appropriate.

People also have access to the latest therapies and clinical trials through our collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), western Pennsylvania's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

When appropriate, people are placed on Clinical Pathways, disease-specific treatment strategies developed by physicians, to ensure that everyone receives the same evidence-based care.

Clinical trials evaluating the safety and ability of viruses to treat cancer are available at Hillman Cancer Center.

Learn more at the UPCI Liver Cancer Program.