In the June 2008 issue of the Archives, Chirica et al1 report outcomes of resection in patients with stage IVA hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) according to the fifth edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer/International Union Against Cancer (AJCC/UICC) staging classification. The authors emphasize the limitations of this classification to predict survival after resection of bilobar nodules.
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