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American Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2016, 4(2), 23-25
DOI: 10.12691/ajcp-4-2-1
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Role of TACE in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma before Liver Transplantation

Cheng Luo1, Yakun Wu2 and Shaoyong Liang1,

1Department of General Surgery, The Thirteenth People's Hospital of Chongqing, Chongqing 400010, China

2Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Suining Central Hospital, Suining 629000, China

Pub. Date: April 26, 2016

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Cheng Luo, Yakun Wu and Shaoyong Liang. Role of TACE in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma before Liver Transplantation. American Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2016; 4(2):23-25. doi: 10.12691/ajcp-4-2-1


Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) can prevent tumor progression in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma awaiting liver transplantation. This article introduces the effect of TACE before liver transplantation in terms of dropout rate, improvement in overall survival, prediction of survival, and its application as down-stage therapy.

hepatocellular carcinoma; liver transplantation; therapeutic embolization

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