Pilot study of local radiotherapy for portal vein tumor thrombus in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma.


BACKGROUND Patients suffering from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) generally have a poor prognosis. We therefore conducted a prospective pilot trial of combined transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) and local radiotherapy (RT) for PVTT in unresectable HCC. The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy… (More)


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