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Combining liver cancer treatments doubles survival rates, UVA researchers find
Date:4/15/2008

liver cancer and has significant mortality and mortality. Of the approximately 2,000 cases diagnosed each year, the vast majority of patients survive up to three months without intervention or four to six months with decompression treatment.

Stents alone do not destroy or shrink the tumors or cancer cells. We were not surprised that the combined therapy offers a significant benefit to the patient, as this is accepted treatment in Europe, said Kahaleh. However the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) wants to see more data so we have completed what we believe is the first published comparative American study on the treatment.

Kahaleh hopes to begin a multi-center trial within six months.


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Contact: David Foreman
daf4n@virginia.edu
434-924-2242
University of Virginia Health System
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