Dear Patients, Medical Specialists or HCC-Experts,
Dear Guests and Visitors of this website,

 The SORAMIC clinical trial[1] represents something new and very unique in the world of medicine in general as well as in the treatment of liver cell carncer (HCC) in particular. This project represents an effort to combine the expertise of Hepatologists, Oncologists, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists, Nuclear medicine specialists, Surgeons and Pathologists to invent and prove the finest therapeutic combinations for diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular cancer: a fine example of interdisciplinary work to achieve the best imaginable results for our patients.

SORAMIC combines the most promising novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in HCC treatment available to date: diagnosis with hepatocyte specific contrast agent Primovist®; microtherapy with SIRT (Y90 radioembolisation) or radiofrequency ablation; and systemic treatment with thyrosinekinase inhibitor Sorafenib.

SORAMIC is sponsored by the Magdeburg University Hospital jointly in the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases. SORAMIC is supported financially by Bayer Schering Pharma and Sirtex Medical Europe.

We cordially invite you to learn about the latest news on the SORAMIC clinical trial, to obtain some in depth information about structure and content of SORAMIC as well as on the topic of hepatocellular carcinoma in general. You will also have the opportunity to get to know the minds behind the study. We hope you will find all information you need on the following pages. SORAMIC has also been listed on http://clinicaltrials.gov.

The trial started on 28 December 2010. If you are a patient interested in trial participation, or a medical specialist interested in further details of SORAMIC or HCC diagnosis and treatment in general, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely yours,



Prof Dr J Ricke                        Prof Dr P Malfertheiner


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[1] Full title: "Evaluation of Sorafenib in combination with local micro-therapy guided by Primovist® enhanced MRI in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma"