The effect of postoperative TACE on prognosis of HCC: an update.

Hepato-gastroenterology

PubMedID: 23574651

Li KW, Li X, Wen TF, Lu WS. The effect of postoperative TACE on prognosis of HCC: an update. Hepatogastroenterology. 2013;60(122):248-51.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common malignancy in the world and is mainly treated by surgery resection. It is believed that even after radical resection, the recurrence and metastasis rates remain at a high level. This threatens the health and safety of patients. Postoperative adjuvant transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is regarded as a common strategy for HCC patients at a high recurrence risk. However, there is a debate on the effects of postoperative TACE and range of applications in the medical world. Here we review the effects of postoperative TACE on the prognosis of HCC.