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Invited Commentary
January 4, 2017

Hepatectomy for Early Hepatocellular CarcinomaNot If, but When and How?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Transplantation, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
  • 2Department of Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
JAMA Surg. Published online January 4, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.5042

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) incidence is increasing globally despite recent advances in hepatitis C antiviral therapy and is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.1 This has led to the development of a multidisciplinary approach and enhanced treatment modalities involving interventional radiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, hepatobiliary surgery, and transplantation.

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