Clinical Evaluation of Lens Culinaris Agglutinin-Reactive α-Fetoprotein and Des-γ-Carboxy Prothrombin in Histologically Proven Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the United States

@article{Carr2006ClinicalEO,
  title={Clinical Evaluation of Lens Culinaris Agglutinin-Reactive α-Fetoprotein and Des-γ-Carboxy Prothrombin in Histologically Proven Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the United States},
  author={Brian I Carr and Futoshi Kanke and Margaret Wise and Shinji Satomura},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={52},
  pages={776-782}
}
There is no established clinical role for the lens culinaris agglutinin-reactive fraction of α-fetoprotein (AFP-L3%) and des-γ-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) in the management of the U.S. hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patient population. In order to clarify the clinical usefulness and characteristics of AFP-L3% and DCP, a prospective study was performed on United States patients having histologically proven hepatocellular carcinoma. Ninety-nine histologically proven HCC patients, who were diagnosed… CONTINUE READING