Predictors of Disease Recurrence Following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy and Liver Transplantation for Unresectable Perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma

@article{Heimbach2006PredictorsOD,
  title={Predictors of Disease Recurrence Following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy and Liver Transplantation for Unresectable Perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma},
  author={Julie K. Heimbach and Gregory J. Gores and Michael G. Haddock and Steven R. Alberts and Rachel A. Pedersen and Walter K. Kremers and Scott L. Nyberg and Michael B. Ishitani and Charles B. Rosen},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2006},
  volume={82},
  pages={1703-1707}
}
Background. Sixty-five patients with unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) have undergone orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy per a clinical care protocol developed in 1993. We reviewed our experience with the aim to identify clinicopathological predictors of disease recurrence. Methods. All patients with CCA that underwent OLT at our institution between 1993 and January 1, 2006 were treated in accord with our published protocol. We analyzed multiple… 

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