TACE plus microwave ablation shows comparable survival, ‘better tumor control’ for HCC

Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization alone and with microwave ablation yielded comparable overall survival rates in patients with recurrent small hepatocellular carcinoma after resection, per research in BMC Gastroenterology.However, the combined treatment had better tumor response rates at early follow-up and may extend progression-free survival time.“Repeat hepatectomy is an effective treatment for [small HCC] recurrence; however, it is limited by the patient’s general condition, remnant liver volume, tumor distribution, liverfunction and tumor’s invasiveness,”Read More

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