Treatment of Primary Liver Cancer in Japan
Since 1965, the Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan [1–6] has been carrying out analyses of patients with primary liver cancer in Japan every 2 or 3 years. In the fist survey, 452 cases from 21 institutes were filed. The number of institutes participating and cases recorded has continuously increased (Table 30.1). In 1984, 5567 cases from 429 institutes throughout the country were filed and analyzed. The individual data were coded and fed into a computer for retrieval. Analysis of the data from the seventh survey is currently underway. This chapter will deal with the results obtained from the fifth and sixth surveys.
KeywordsLiver Cancer Hepatic Resection Partial Resection Transcatheter Arterial Embolization Primary Liver Cancer
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