“Liver fluke related Cholangiocarcinoma”

A leading expert in the field of liver fluke related cholangiocarcinoma (CCA),
Professor Ross Andrews, is the driving force behind the most comprehensive work yet on this subject:

Liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini related Cholangiocarcinoma”
Editors: Narong Khuntikeo, Ross H Andrews, Trevor N Petney, Shahid A Khan

Although considered relatively rare in the Western world, CCA has a very high incidence in continental Southeast Asian countries, where it is linked to infection with liver fluke (O. viverrine).

In Southeast Asia, CCA causes thousands of deaths every year and places a severe socioeconomic burden on the affected families. Diagnosis is usually at a late disease stage, and in the past palliative surgery and care have been the major therapeutic options.

Recently, however, techniques have become available for early-stage diagnosis that offer the possibility of curative surgery, and novel chemotherapeutic options are also under development. In Thailand alone, more than 2 million individuals have now been registered for screening for this cancer.

The aim of this newly published book is to highlight the latest research in the field and to explain how the newly available techniques can be applied to reduce the risk of developing CCA and increase the likelihood of survival.

AMMF’s CEO, Helen Morement, co-authored a chapter in the book, “Community Awareness and  Education in the West and in Southeast Asia”, with Prof Narong Khuntikeo of Khon Kaen University, Thailand, who is sadly no longer with us. This chapter has also been published separately:


Professor Ross Andrews:
Professor (Hon):  Department of Surgery & Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK. Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute (CARI), Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon KaenTHAILAND.  Co-Chair Global Cholangiocarcinoma Alliance: Southeast & East Asia

For the book, see: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-35166-2#about-this-book

For the Community Awareness and Education chapter, see: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-35166-2_12

For more about cholangiocarcinoma in Thailand, see: https://ammf.org.uk/cholangiocarcinoma-thailand-professor-paiboon-sithithaworn/

September 2023