Liver Cancer

There is hope, innovation and support available for those with liver cancer or liver tumors here at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Patient Care and Treatment

The University of Michigan Multidiscipinarly Liver Tumor Clinic cares for patients with hepatic (liver) malignancies primary or metastatic. The clinic, directed by Dr. Theodore Welling, is held on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Cancer Center.

Research and Innovation

Our multidisciplinary program has seen thousands of patients with liver tumors and actually developed the radiological (imaging) criteria to more accurately diagnose primary liver tumors (where the tumor originated). In fact, we have the largest funded research program in primary liver tumors in the U.S. and are worldwide pioneers in the radiation therapy for primary liver tumors.

Our translational research is aimed at using laboratory discoveries to develop new therapies or improve existing therapies to treat liver cancer. By focusing on the biology of new tumors, we hope to advance liver cancer care by answering questions about how these tumors start and what makes them progress. If you are interested in making a financial gift to support this research, please use our online giving form.


We're sensitive to the anxiety people with liver cancer experience, so counseling and emotional support are integral parts of the liver tumors program. Our Patient Support Services.

Make an appointment/referral, or have your questions answered

The Cancer Answerline™ is staffed by oncology nurses and is just a phone call away to answer your questions or to assist you in making an appointment.

Please call 1-800-865-1125 to make an appointment or for the answers to any questions you have.

NOTE:   Children and young adults receive treatment in the Solid Tumor Oncology Program, part of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

If you would like to refer a patient, please contact our M-Line service: 800-962-3555. For more information, visit our Make an Appointment web page.

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