The role of bridge therapy prior to orthotopic liver transplantation

Meena A. Prasad, Laura M. Kulik*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) offers the best chance for cure in the setting of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A consensus statement recommends locoregional therapy (LRT) be considered in patients with HCC who are expected to wait more than 6 months for OLT to diminish dropout from the waiting list because of tumor progression. This article reviews LRT as a bridge to OLT in patients with HCC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1183-1191
Number of pages9
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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