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Mailed Outreach Doubles Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Surveillance Imaging Uptake

Inside Precision Medicine

From Inside Precision Medicine:

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that uptake of surveillance imaging for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be doubled by sending at-risk patients a letter with a pre-signed ultrasound order.

“Our findings show that an approach like this can meaningfully increase liver cancer surveillance, which is particularly important in a group of patients who are high risk for liver cancer,” said Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA, an associate professor of Gastroenterology and the associate chief innovation officer at Penn Medicine.

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