We reviewed the medical records of 42 patients with cutaneous melanoma metastatic to the liver who underwent hepatic artery chemoembolization (HACE) at our institution. HACE resulted in radiologic response (38.9) or disease stabilization (47.2) in most patients. The median overall survival (OS) and time to progression (TTP) of liver disease were 7.7 and 6 months, respectively. Patient's age, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels, type of treatment, number of extrahepatic metastatic sites, and response to therapy were found to be significant predictors of OS after HACE. Prolonged survival was seen in patients who responded to HACE (p .034).
- Cutaneous melanoma
- Hepatic artery chemoembolization
- Liver metastases
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research