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Safety and efficacy of liver stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma following segmental transarterial radioembolization.

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Summary of "Safety and efficacy of liver stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma following segmental transarterial radioembolization."

With increasing use of radiation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) through trans-arterial radioembolization (TARE) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), there is concern for increased radiation related complications when using SBRT after TARE. This study compares safety of SBRT following segmental TARE versus trans-arterial chemoembolization (TACE).

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Name: International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
ISSN: 1879-355X
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