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Research Article

The Survival Benefit of Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients with Hepatitis B Virus Infection and Cirrhosis

  • Qing Zhang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Qing Zhang, Xinguo Chen, Yunjin Zang, Li Zhang, Hong Chen

    Affiliation: Institute of Liver Transplantation, General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Beijing, China

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  • Xinguo Chen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Qing Zhang, Xinguo Chen, Yunjin Zang, Li Zhang, Hong Chen

    Affiliation: Institute of Liver Transplantation, General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Beijing, China

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  • Yunjin Zang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Qing Zhang, Xinguo Chen, Yunjin Zang, Li Zhang, Hong Chen

    Affiliation: Institute of Liver Transplantation, General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Beijing, China

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  • Li Zhang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Qing Zhang, Xinguo Chen, Yunjin Zang, Li Zhang, Hong Chen

    Affiliation: First Department of Surgery, Shaanxi Provincial Corps Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Xi'an, China

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  • Hong Chen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Qing Zhang, Xinguo Chen, Yunjin Zang, Li Zhang, Hong Chen

    Affiliation: Institute of Liver Transplantation, General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Beijing, China

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  • Letian Wang,

    Affiliation: Institute of Liver Transplantation, General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Beijing, China

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  • Yujian Niu,

    Affiliation: Institute of Liver Transplantation, General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Beijing, China

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  • Xiuyun Ren,

    Affiliation: Institute of Liver Transplantation, General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Beijing, China

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  • Zhongyang Shen mail,

    zqy47@sina.com (ZS); shanglei@fmmu.edu.cn (LS)

    Affiliation: Institute of Liver Transplantation, General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Beijing, China

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  • Lei Shang mail

    zqy47@sina.com (ZS); shanglei@fmmu.edu.cn (LS)

    Affiliation: Department of Health Statistics, Faculty of Preventive Medicine, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China

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  • Published: December 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050919

About the Authors

Qing Zhang, Xinguo Chen, Yunjin Zang, Hong Chen, Letian Wang, Yujian Niu, Xiuyun Ren, Zhongyang Shen
Institute of Liver Transplantation, General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Beijing, China
Lei Shang
Department of Health Statistics, Faculty of Preventive Medicine, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China
Li Zhang
First Department of Surgery, Shaanxi Provincial Corps Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Xi'an, China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZS QZ. Performed the experiments: QZ XC YZ LZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HC LW XR. Technical support: ZS LS XC YZ HC. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: ZS. Study supervision: ZS LZ LW. Drafting of the manuscript and revision of the manuscript for total content: QZ. Study design and statistical analysis: LS. Patient enrollment: XC YZ LZ. Follow up patients for data collection: YN. Data collection: XR.