Published in Cancer Weekly, November 22nd, 2005
Study 1: Scientists reviewed the treatment results of patients treated with octreotide.
"Treatment of inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains a major clinical problem. The only efficient treatment options are percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), radiofrequency ablation (RF) and transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), but these therapies are only applicable to patients with limited tumor spread and sufficient liver function," researchers in Germany reported.
"For patients with advanced tumor and poor liver function a systemic therapy is required. Octreotide,...
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