Appears that physicians within certain institutions set their own criteria by loosely following the criteria for Hepatocellular cancer transplants.
It is a team effort including transplant surgeons. Patients are evaluated on a case by case basis. Criteria include positive response to therapy and non-rapid disease progression.
So, it appears that each case is different and each patient is decided on individually.
I agree with this Marion! I was talking to Methodist, and they told me they had a woman with intrahepatic CC, and she had been turned down for transplant at 3 centers. She went there with no hope. The agreed to list her for an extended donor. 3 years later, she is still doing very well, and cancer free!
They also do SO much testing there, I went through it all. If you don't pass a test, you don't get listed.
~Tiffany~ 31 years young
Fighting CC since 10-27-2011
Wife to Brian; Mommy to Carter (8) and Madison (4)
Liver transplant 7-9-2013