Orthotopic liver transplantation after the combined use of locoregional therapy and sorafenib for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

Eun Jin Yoo, Hye Sun Shin, Seung Up Kim, Dong Jin Joo, Jun Yong Park, Gi Hong Choi, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Jinsil Seong, Myung Joo Koh, Kwang Hyub Han, Chae Yoon Chon

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Abstract

We herein report a patient with advanced hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) beyond the Milan criteria. He underwent orthotopic liver transplantation after successful HCC downstaging that satisfied the University of California, San Francisco criteria, using concurrent chemoradiation therapy with a combination of repeated hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) and sorafenib. A 52-year-old male was diagnosed with advanced hepatitis B virus-related HCC beyond the Milan criteria. He underwent concurrent chemoradiation therapy (50 Gy with 20 fractions over 5 weeks with HAIC using 5-fluorouracil at a dose of 500mg/day, which was administered during the first and fifth weeks of radiation therapy) as an initial treatment modality. This was followed by the combined use of HAIC using 5-fluorouracil (500mg/m2 for 5hours on days 1-3) and cisplatin (60mg/m2 for 2hours on day 2) every 4 weeks (twelve cycles) and sorafenib (from the third to the twelfth cycle of HAIC) to treat the remaining HCC. Because a remarkable decrease in the tumor burden that satisfied the University of California, San Francisco criteria was observed after these combination treatments, the patient underwent orthotopic liver transplantation with curative aim and survived for 11 months without evidence of HCC recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-759
Number of pages5
JournalOncoTargets and Therapy
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 15

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  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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