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Selected patients with colon cancer hepatic metastases may benefit from liver transplantation


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Journal
JAMA Surgery
Reuters Health - 30/03/2022 - Selected patients with liver-only colorectal metastases (CRLMs) may benefit from hepatectomy and liver transplant, researchers from three transplant centers report in JAMA Surgery.  Dr. Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro of the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York and colleagues describe 10 highly selected patients with CRLMS who underwent living donor liver transplant (LDLT) at Rochester, the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, or the University Health Network in Toronto.  At 1.5 years, Kaplan Meir estimates of patient and disease free survival were 100% and 63%, respectively.


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