Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma at Advanced Stages Among Patients in the HALT-C Trial: Where Did Surveillance Fail?

@article{Singal2013DetectionOH,
  title={Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma at Advanced Stages Among Patients in the HALT-C Trial: Where Did Surveillance Fail?},
  author={Amit G. Singal and Mahendra S Nehra and Beverley Adams-Huet and Adam Charles Yopp and Jasmin A. Tiro and J. A. Fermin Marrero and A S Lok and William M. Lee},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={108},
  pages={425-432}
}
OBJECTIVES:Only 40% of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are diagnosed at an early stage, suggesting breakdowns in the surveillance process. The aim of our study was to assess the reasons behind surveillance process failures among patients in the Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-Term Treatment against Cirrhosis Trial (HALT-C), which prospectively collected HCC surveillance data on a large cohort of patients.METHODS:Binary regression analysis was used to identify predictors of consistent… CONTINUE READING

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