Palliative care for hepatocellular carcinoma: Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base.

@inproceedings{Hammad2016PalliativeCF,
  title={Palliative care for hepatocellular carcinoma: Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base.},
  author={Abdulrahman Y. Hammad and Jared R Robbins and Kiran K. Turaga and Kathleen K Christians and Thomas Clark Gamblin and Fabian Mc Johnston},
  year={2016}
}
390 Background: Palliative care is provided to a subset of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with the aim of symptomatic relief and improving quality of life. The present study sought to assess and compare the prevalence and efficacy of different palliative therapies for HCC from the National Cancer Database (NCDB). Methods: The NCDB, a retrospective national database that captures approximately 70% of all patients treated for cancer, was queried for patients with HCC who were deemed non… CONTINUE READING

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