Toddler with liver cancer has triple organ transplant

Evie Mueller, from Iowa, was two when she was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2015. She got the all-clear in 2016 after chemo and surgery. But it came back and last week she had a triple transplant.
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Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsChemoembolization with PEG embolic agents for HCC is safe and effective, achieving an objective response rate of 85.5%.
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