Optimal Liver Allocation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Hurry up AND wait, but which one when?



Waiting longer for a liver transplant does not improve the outlook for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, and patients within Milan criteria who are awaiting transplant should be prioritized proportionally to their likelihood of drop-out without a mandatory waiting period. See brief communication by Bittermann et al on page 1657.