The Liver Tumor Program at Cincinnati Children’s offers a broad range of therapies, including some innovative approaches not available at other children’s hospitals. Each patient in our Liver Tumor Program undergoes an extensive evaluation in which multiple specialists meet to discuss the child’s medical needs. The team shares perspectives from the most up-to-date research and clinical practice to develop an individualized treatment plan. These specialists continue to collaborate throughout the child’s course of treatment and provide referring physicians with regular updates.

Some of the many treatment options we offer to treat liver tumors in children include:

  • Chemotherapy 
  • Conventional surgery to resect tumors / Liver resection
  • Liver transplantation
  • New biologic therapies, some of which are designed to help the immune system fight cancer 
  • Targeted drug therapies
  • Experimental therapeutics offered through clinical trials
  • Radiation therapy, including hepatic arterial delivery of Yttrium 90 (Y90)  
  • Radiofrequency ablation, an image-guided technique that heats and destroys cancer cells 
  • Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, a procedure that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to the tumor through blood vessels, sparing healthy tissue