The Liver Tumor Program at Children's Mercy Hospital combines the medical and surgical expertise of the Division of Hematology and Oncology with the Liver Care Center. This program provides specialized services and research for treating pediatric patients with malignant liver tumors.
Liver Tumor Program Staff
Our pediatric subspecialty team includes oncologists, hepatologists, and transplant surgeons, as well as support services offered through social work and nutrition. Our multidisciplinary staff, led by Walter Andrews, MD, and Michelle Manalang, MD, collaborates to create the best care plans for our patients and provides ongoing support well after treatment is complete.
- Our program provides specialized treatment for pediatric hepatoblastoma, the most common malignant liver tumor in the United States.
- Once patients complete treatment, the team continues to follow their progress through a quarterly live tumor clinic.
- Through its affiliation with the Children's Oncology Group, Children's Mercy is researching chemotherapy regimens to determine which are more effective in pediatric patients with liver cancer.