Genomic and proteomic biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Lee2007GenomicAP,
  title={Genomic and proteomic biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Nikki P.Y. Lee and Siu Tim Cheung and Ronnie Tung-ping Poon and Sheung-tat Fan and John Moon-Ching Luk},
  journal={Biomarkers in medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={273-84}
}
Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the most deadly liver malignancies found worldwide, with hepatitis virus infection being the prominent risk factor for this lesion. Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma are usually first diagnosed when in the advanced stage; thus, long-term clinical outcomes are poor and patients have limited treatment options. Currently, surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma relies upon serological testing of alpha-fetoprotein levels and hepatic ultrasonography, which… CONTINUE READING
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