Both the 5th and 6th editions of TNM staging system fail to independently predict long-term prognosis after radical hepatectomy in hepatocellular carcinoma sized > or = 5 cm.

@article{Zhou2009BothT5,
  title={Both the 5th and 6th editions of TNM staging system fail to independently predict long-term prognosis after radical hepatectomy in hepatocellular carcinoma sized > or = 5 cm.},
  author={Li Zhou and Jing-an Rui and Da-xiong Ye and Shao-bin Wang and Shu-guang Chen and Qiang Qu},
  journal={Chinese medical sciences journal = Chung-kuo i hsueh k'o hsueh tsa chih},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={220-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To validate the predictive power of the 5th and 6th editions of TNM staging system (TNM-5, TNM-6) in a Chinese patient cohort with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) sized > or = 5 cm after radical hepatectomy. METHODS Consecutive 121 patients with HCC sized > or = 5 cm undergoing radical hepatectomy between January 1995 and December 2002 were included. The impact of clinicopathological variables on prognosis was determined by univariate and multivariate analyses, after excluding 2… CONTINUE READING