Is it time to reconsider the BCLC/AASLD therapeutic flow-chart?

  title={Is it time to reconsider the BCLC/AASLD therapeutic flow-chart?},
  author={Tito Livraghi and Giorgio Brambilla and Carlo Carnaghi and Maurizio A Tommasini and Guido Torzilli},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  volume={102 7},
PURPOSE Recommendations of the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) therapeutic flow-chart, endorsed by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), are the most applied worldwide. Over recent years, however, several referral centers have questioned some of the BCLC treatment allocations and proposed alternative strategies. The present study plans to review and discuss these suggestions, with the aim to evaluate whether there are well-grounded reasons to reconsider some of… CONTINUE READING

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