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Liver transplant, cancer stage increase HCC care costs, survival time

from Healio

A recently published analysis of veterans with hepatocellular carcinoma showed that receipt of liver transplantation, Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage and multidisciplinary tumor board correlated with higher 3-year health care costs but increased survival time. “HCC care consumes tremendous healthcare resources, likely higher than previously estimated,” David E. Kaplan, MD, MSc, a gastroenterologist at University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and colleagues wrote. more

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