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Expanding liver transplant criteria offers comparable survival

November 17, 2017

Select patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who surpassed traditional indications for living donor liver transplantation exceeded survival expectations, with rates comparable to patients within the Milan criteria, according to results of a prospective study.

“Despite some efforts to expand indications of transplant for HCC patients beyond Milan criteria — based on tumor size and number of nodules or successful down-staging after preoperative therapies — clinical practice guidelines have not adopted such extended criteria and the vast majority of transplant centers are still excluding this type of patients from liver transplantation with cadaveric grafts,” Josep M. Llovet, MD, from the Barcelona-Clínic Liver Cancer Group, Spain, and colleagues wrote.

Liver tumor program launched to ‘work in a fashion of teamwork’

November 17, 2017
The Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health launched a new liver tumor program, designed to provide multidisciplinary care for patients with primary and secondary…

Moderate coffee intake reduces risk for liver cancer, cirrhosis, fibrosis

November 16, 2017
In a roundtable format, experts gathered to discuss the latest research on coffee and liver disease, which indicate that drinking approximately three to five cups per…
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Fatty liver linked to colorectal cancer in men, breast cancer in women

November 15, 2017
Researchers observed that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease was associated with hepatocellular carcinoma in general and with colorectal cancer in men and breast cancer in…
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