Prediction of hepatocellular carcinoma biological behavior in patient selection for liver transplantation
Umberto Cillo, Tommaso Giuliani, Marina Polacco, Luz Maria Herrero Manley, Alessandro Vitale, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Unit, Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University Hospital of Padua, 35128 Padova, Italy
Gino Crivellari, Unità Operativa di Oncologia Medica, Istituto Oncologico Veneto (IOV) IRCCS, 35128 Padova, Italy
Author contributions: Cillo U designed the research; Giuliani T and Polacco M performed the research; Cillo U, Giuliani T, Polacco M, Herrero Manley LM wrote the paper; Cillo U, Giuliani T, Polacco M, Herrero Manley LM, Crivellari G and Vitale A revised the paper.
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Correspondence to: Umberto Cillo, MD, FEBS, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Unit, Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University Hospital of Padua, Via 8 Febbraio, 35128 Padova, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: April 30, 2015
Peer-review started: May 8, 2015
First decision: July 14, 2015
Revised: August 14, 2015
Accepted: November 9, 2015
Article in press: November 9, 2015
Published online: January 7, 2016