October 1, 2011

Is surgical resection superior to transplantation in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma?


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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been estimated to be the third most common cause of cancer-related death. The best potential curative therapies available are liver resection or transplantation. Determination of which curative intent therapy to offer to which patient remains poorly defined. In this analysis the authors define the relative outcomes for patients who theoretically might be candidates for either resection or transplantation and compared outcomes of both therapies.

Liver Transplantation

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