Simplified staging for hepatocellular carcinoma.

  title={Simplified staging for hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Jean Nicolas Vauthey and Gregory Yves Lauwers and Nestor F Esnaola and Kim-Anh Do and Jacques Belghiti and Nadeem Q. Mirza and Steven A. Curley and Lee M. Ellis and J-M Regimbeau and Asif Rashid and Karen R. Cleary and David M. Nagorney},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={20 6},
PURPOSE The current American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) fails to stratify patients adequately with respect to prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS The ability of the currently proposed tumor (T) categories to effectively stratify the survival of 557 patients who underwent complete resection for HCC at… CONTINUE READING