Transarterial embolization with or without chemotherapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic review

@article{Xie2014TransarterialEW,
  title={Transarterial embolization with or without chemotherapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic review},
  author={Ziyang Colin Xie and Liang Ma and Xiaobo Wang and Tao Bai and J Z Ye and Jian-Hong Zhong and Le-qun Li},
  journal={Tumor Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={35},
  pages={8451-8459}
}
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and transarterial embolization (TAE) are commonly used as first-line treatment for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and have been shown to improve overall survival (OS). However, there remain concerns regarding whether the benefit of the prolonged survival achieved with TACE is superior to the maximum cytotoxic effect of the associated chemotherapeutics. This systematic review aims to compare the efficiency of TACE and TAE based on… CONTINUE READING
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