Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Science and University Honors

Department

Science

First Advisor

C. Kristian Enestvedt

Subjects

Liver -- Cancer -- Case studies, Liver -- Transplantation -- Case studies, Liver -- Cancer -- Pathogenesis

DOI

10.15760/honors.213

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is among the top ten most frequently diagnosed cancers in the United States, with liver transplantation widely accepted as the best treatment option for long term outcomes. The risk of HCC recurrence after liver transplantation is a growing concern among the medical community due to the scarcity of available organs for transplant. Scholars desire to understand HCC biology and risk factors associated with recurrence, for more accurate predictions of HCC recurrence in the future. A retrospective review from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) examined 69 HCC patients from February 27, 2002 to December 31, 2011. Data was collected and statistically analyzed for significant connections to incidence of HCC recurrence (p

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16917

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