Oncology Central

Hepatocellular adenoma management: advances but still a long way to go

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Hepatocellular adenomas (HCAs) are composed of four molecular subgroups: mutations inactivating the HNF1A gene; the inflammatory phenotype with mutations of different genes leading to STAT3 activation; the activation of β-catenin by mutations in exon 3; among β-HCA, half display both inflammatory and β-catenin-activated phenotypes; and the unclassified tumors. The identification of these subtypes by MRI and immunohistochemistry on tissue is considered as a major criterion to manage patients.

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