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TAE of HCC in Japan

Hironobu Nakamura

  In Japan, 75% of all cases of hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC, are attributable to hepatitis C virus infection, and 20,000 patients die of HCC per year. Radical hepatectomy is performed on only 31. 3% of all HCC cases. The postoperative recurrence rate is high in Japan, recording 37% one year and 71.6% at three years after curative resection. Therefore, a variety of methods have been used to treat HCC. And, TAE is……