Make an appointment/referral

Please call 800-865-1125 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST). To refer a patient, please contact our M-Line service: 800-962-3555.

Liver Tumor / Liver Cancer Program

There is hope, innovation and support available for those with liver cancer 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. Michael Volk and Dr. Theodore Welling, is held every Friday afternoon at the Cancer Center.

Patients diagnosed with gall bladder cancer also receive treatment here.

Children and young adults who have been diagnosed with hepatoblastoma or other rare liver cancers are treated in the Solid Tumor Oncology Program at C.S Mott Children's Hospital.

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

To make a first time appointment, please call 1-800-865-1125 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5:30pm EST).

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.

Still have questions?

The nurses at Cancer AnswerLine™ have answers. Call 1-800-865-1125 and you'll get a personal response from one of our registered nurses, who have years of experience in caring for people with cancer.


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