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Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and transarterial embolization (TAE) are commonly used as first-line treatment for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and have been shown to improve overall survival (OS). However, there remain concerns regarding whether the benefit of the prolonged survival achieved with TACE is superior to the(More)
AIM Conventional transarterial chemoembolization (cTACE) is widely used for treating patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A variation on the technique based on drug-eluting beads (DEB-TACE) has recently entered the clinic, but trials of its safety and efficacy have given conflicting results. This systematic review aimed to gain a(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to find out the safety and efficiency of postoperative adjuvant transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and radiotherapy (RT) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT). METHODS From 2009 to 2010, a total of 92 HCC patients with PVTT were enrolled in this retrospective study. Patients were(More)
AIM To evaluate the efficacy of transcatheter arterial chemoembolisation (TACE) compared with surgical intervention and sorafenib for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with tumor thrombus extending to the main portal vein. METHODS From 2009 to 2013, a total of 418 HCC patients with tumor thrombus extending to the main portal vein(More)
BACKGROUND Compared with open hepatectomy (OH), laparoscopic hepatectomy (LH) had better short-term outcomes in normal hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. Since liver cirrhosis is the major risk of HCC, serve postoperative complications can be observed after LH in HCC patients with cirrhosis. We conducted this systematic review to analysis the safety(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatectomy in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients lead to postoperative hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation (PHR) as well as immunosuppression. METHODS This prospective study involved 135 HBV-related HCC patients and 42 control hepatic hemangioma patients. RESULTS Among HCC patients, 26 (19.3%) suffered PHR. Risk factors for PHR were(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma have the risk of postoperative hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation (PHR). Antiviral therapy was given to patients with detectable HBV DNA levels but not to patients with undetectable HBV DNA levels. METHODS In this retrospective study, 258 patients were enrolled (HBV DNA levels <500 copies/mL group,(More)
Detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) has become widely used as a liquid biopsy for many patients. In pancreatic cancer patients, there have been a number of published reports on the efficacy of CTCs in the diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic cancer, and in the evaluation of response to treatment. We systematically reviewed the diagnosis efficiency(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery is the only curative therapy for patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA). Combined portal vein resection (PVR) could achieve negative resection margins in HCCA patients with portal vein invasion. This systematic review aimed to analysis the efficiency of combined PVR for HCCA. METHODS MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, the(More)