Surgical Oncology: HPB
About Stanford's Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Section
The Division of Surgical Oncology offers a comprehensive approach involving specialized care and clinical research related to the treatment of both benign and malignant tumors. The program is centered at the Stanford Cancer Center where surgeons in this section evaluate patients alongside medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and microvascular surgeons to provide multidisciplinary treatment planning and disease specific clinical trials.
The physicians meet regularly at weekly tumor boards for gastrointestinal cancers, liver and bile duct tumors, and sarcomas to create comprehensive care plans for patients. In these meetings, specialists from surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, and pathology evaluate and discuss patients for whom they are considering a multispecialty approach. The tumor boards serve as a platform to discuss individual cases, evaluate management options among specialties, recommend care plans, and follow up on treatment progress. The group will collectively design the best course of action for each patient to ensure that every patient has an optimal treatment plan and receives the most appropriate therapy.
Liver, Pancreas, and Bile Duct Program
Problems of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts are challenging disease that require multidisciplinary care plans. The primary focus of the Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) section of the Division of Surgical Oncology is to coordinate a team effort by several different physician specialties to offer expertise in complex surgical procedures, novel interventional radiology techniques, targeted drug therapies and minimally invasive treatment approaches.
The comprehensive liver tumor board is held every Tuesday mornings from 9 am to 12 pm in the Stanford Cancer Center. Specialties in attendance to discuss complex liver and bile duct tumors (Hepatocellular carcinoma, Cholangiocarcinoma, Hepatic metastases, Hepatic adenomas, Focal Nodular Hyperplasia, Gallbladder cancer, Biliary cystadenomas) include surgical oncology, HPB surgeons, transplant surgeons, radiologists and interventional radiologists, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and pathology. To refer a patient for Stanford Liver Tumor Board, please fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.