Impact of disease stage and aetiology on survival in hepatocellular carcinoma: implications for surveillance

@inproceedings{Johnson2017ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of disease stage and aetiology on survival in hepatocellular carcinoma: implications for surveillance},
  author={Philip Johnson and Sarah Berhane and Chiaki Kagebayashi and Shinji Satomura and Mabel Teng and Richard P Fox and Winnie Yeo and Frankie Mo and Paul B. S. Lai and Stephen L Chan and Toshifumi Tada and Hidenori Toyoda and Takashi Kumada},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2017}
}
Background:Variation in survival in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been attributed to different aetiologies or disease stages at presentation. While international guidelines recommend surveillance of high-risk groups to permit early diagnosis and curative treatment, the evidence that surveillance decreases disease-specific mortality is weak.Methods:We compared HCC survival figures from Japan (n=1174) and Hong Kong (n=1675) over similar time periods (Japan 2000–2013, Hong Kong, China 2003… CONTINUE READING
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