Proposal to modify the International Union Against Cancer staging system for perihilar cholangiocarcinomas.

@article{Ebata2014ProposalTM,
  title={Proposal to modify the International Union Against Cancer staging system for perihilar cholangiocarcinomas.},
  author={T Ebata and Tomoo Kosuge and Satoshi Hirano and Michiaki Unno and Mitsutoshi Yamamoto and Mituhiro Miyazaki and Norihiro Kokudo and Shin-ichi Miyagawa and Tadahiro Takada and M Nagino},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={
          79-88
        }
}
BACKGROUND The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) staging system for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma changed in 2009. The aim of this study was to validate and optimize the UICC system for these tumours. METHODS This retrospective study was conducted in eight Japanese hospitals between 2001 and 2010. Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma was defined as a cholangiocarcinoma that involves the hilar bile duct, independent of the presence or absence of a liver mass component. The stratification… CONTINUE READING

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