Special Issue "Liver Transplantation for Cancer: The Future of Transplant Oncology"

A special issue of Current Oncology (ISSN 1718-7729).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2023 | Viewed by 156

Special Issue Editor

Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1, Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City 812-8582, Fukuoka, Japan
Interests: liver; transplantation; hepatocellular carcinoma; cholangiocellular carcinoma; surgery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a treatment that includes the underlying cirrhosis; theoretically, there is no better treatment. Many studies showed that selected patients with HCC can have improved outcomes after LT. Recently, other hepatobiliary malignancies, such as unresectable perihilar cholangiocarcinoma or liver metastasis for colorectal cancer, have been treated by LT with significant improved outcomes. The concept of such cancer treatment is defined as “transplant oncology”. On the other hand, there are some cautious views that LT for non-HCC malignancies including neuroendocrine tumors should be performed only in high-volume centers under strict selection criteria due to the current shortage of available organs. With this Special Issue, we aim to discuss the selection criteria, pre-LT treatment, appropriate immunosuppressive regimen, and strategies for the follow-up of LT for hepatobiliary malignancies to establish the concept of transplant oncology. 

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Cancers.

Prof. Dr. Tomoharu Yoshizumi
Guest Editor

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