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February 14, 1977

Hepatocellular Carcinoma

JAMA. 1977;237(7):691-692. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270340077031

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This unique book gives profuse scholarly and practical information on this neoplasm and its family of variants. Previously, only scattered reviews and small monographs on segments of these topics have appeared in journals; now, all is here together. The backbone of the volume is the superb description of gross and microscopic pathology by one of the world's recognized authorities (Dr Peters), who uses chiefly the splendid material collected over decades at the Los Angeles County Hospital and its affiliates; his presentation enlarges on previous monographs (on portions of the collection) by Edmondson in the 1950s. A splendid chapter on liver tumors of childhood accompanies this, together with chapters on mesenchymal and benign epithelial tumors.

There is a scholarly review of facts and hypotheses concerning pathogenesis of experimental hepatocellular carcinoma. Other chapters cover such subjects as genetic aspects, the relationship of hepatocellular carcinoma to cirrhosis (with inclusion of epidemiologic data), a