Cytokines are associated with postembolization fever and survival in hepatocellular carcinoma patients receiving transcatheter arterial chemoembolization.

@article{Chao2013CytokinesAA,
  title={Cytokines are associated with postembolization fever and survival in hepatocellular carcinoma patients receiving transcatheter arterial chemoembolization.},
  author={Yee Chao and C Y Wu and Chen-Yu Kuo and Jack Wang and Jiing-Chyuan Luo and Chien-Hui Kao and R Z Lee and W. P. Andrew Lee and C P Li},
  journal={Hepatology international},
  year={2013},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={883-92}
}
OBJECTIVE Cytokines play important roles in angiogenesis, inflammation, and cell growth. The present study aimed to investigate the correlation between cytokine changes and clinical characteristics in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients receiving transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). METHODS Forty-one TACE-näive HCC patients receiving 73 sessions of TACE and 30 healthy controls were studied. Serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-8… CONTINUE READING