Alpha-fetoprotein and (18)F-FDG positron emission tomography predict tumor recurrence better than Milan criteria in living donor liver transplantation.

@article{Hong2016AlphafetoproteinA,
  title={Alpha-fetoprotein and (18)F-FDG positron emission tomography predict tumor recurrence better than Milan criteria in living donor liver transplantation.},
  author={Geun Hong and K. S. Suh and Suk-won Suh and Tae Keun Yoo and Hyeyoung Kim and Min-Su Park and Young Rok Choi and Jin Chul Paeng and Nam-Joon Yi and Kwang Woong Lee},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={852-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Given the organ shortage for liver transplantation (LT) and the limitations of the current morphology-based selection criteria, improved criteria are needed to achieve the maximum benefit of LT for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We hypothesized that a combination of biological markers may better predict the prognosis than the Milan criteria. METHODS HCC patients (n=123) with preoperative data on serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron… CONTINUE READING
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