The prognostic utility of baseline alpha-fetoprotein for hepatocellular carcinoma patients.

@article{Silva2017ThePU,
  title={The prognostic utility of baseline alpha-fetoprotein for hepatocellular carcinoma patients.},
  author={Jack Philip Silva and Richard A Gorman and Nicholas G Berger and Susan Tsai and Kathleen K Christians and Callisia N. Clarke and Harveshp Mogal and T Clark Gamblin},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2017},
  volume={116 7},
  pages={831-840}
}
INTRODUCTION Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) has a valuable role in postoperative surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence. The utility of pretreatment or baseline AFP remains controversial. The present study hypothesized that elevated baseline AFP levels are associated with worse overall survival in HCC patients. METHODS Adult HCC patients were… CONTINUE READING