Modified Japan Integrated Staging is currently the best available staging system for hepatocellular carcinoma patients who have undergone hepatectomy

@article{Nanashima2005ModifiedJI,
  title={Modified Japan Integrated Staging is currently the best available staging system for hepatocellular carcinoma patients who have undergone hepatectomy},
  author={Atsushi Nanashima and Yorihisa Sumida and Takafumi Abo and Hisakazu Shindou and Hidetoshi Fukuoka and Hiroaki Takeshita and Shigekazu Hidaka and Kenji Tanaka and Terumitsu Sawai and Toru Yasutake and Takeshi Nagayasu and Katsuhisa Omagari and Mariko Mine},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={41},
  pages={250-256}
}
We previously reported the effectiveness of the modified Cancer of the Liver Italian Program (CLIP) score in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) staging. To determine the best predictive staging system for HCC patients, we conducted a comparative analysis of prognosis using multivariate analysis in 230 Japanese HCC patients following hepatic resection. We compared overall survival as predicted by different staging systems: the tumor node metastasis (TNM) system by the Liver Cancer Study Group of… CONTINUE READING

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