Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, July 14th, 2005
"For the minority of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), surgical or locally ablative therapies may offer the prospect of cure. However, the majority of patients present with advanced disease, such that treatment with curative intent is no longer possible. For some of these patients, with good hepatic reserve and a patent portal venous system, chemo-embolization may afford a modest survival benefit. The remainder of patients are frequently treated with systemic therapies with palliative intent," scientists in England...
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