Treatment of hepatocellular cancer in sub-Saharan Africa: balancing ideals, realities and challenges
This issue of the journal contains the first report on the outcome of liver transplantation for hepatocellular cancer (HCC) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre.1 The few previous reports from the African continent on transplantation for HCC have been from Egypt. While the authors are to be commended on their results, the fate of the vast majority of patients presenting with HCC in Africa remains dismal. A critical evaluation of the current situation and important future initiatives to improve outcome of patients diagnosed with HCC in SSA are warranted.
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