Treatment of Children with Liver Cancer (Heptablastoma)

What we are studying

Hepatoblastoma is a type of cancer that occurs in the liver. It usually occurs in children less than 3 years of age. If left untreated, hepatoblastoma can spread (metastasize) from the liver to other organs in the body such as the lymph nodes and lungs.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • All Ages up to 21

Eligibility Criteria

  • Newly diagnosed with hepatoblastoma (cancer in the liver)
  • No prior chemotherapy

What is involved

  • Treatment for this study involve Surgery and/or chemotherapy which will be based on the patient's risk group
  • The length of chemotherapy will also depend on risk group
  • Follow-Up for about 10 years

Compensation

None

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Graham Keyes
Email
grkeyes@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-716-9027

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