Published in Heart Disease Weekly, May 2nd, 2006
According to recent research published in the World Journal of Surgery, "The prognosis of advanced HCC remains poor, particularly in patients with tumor thrombi (TT) in the major vessels. From July 1992 to October 2004, 161 patients diagnosed as having advanced HCC with major vascular involvement were seen consecutively at our hospital."
"Among these patients, 32 (20%) underwent surgical resection [16 complete resection (CR), 16 reductive resection (RR)]. Eighteen patients (11%) received radiotherapy (RT), 73 (45%)...
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