Usefulness of surveillance programmes for early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in clinical practice.

@article{Pascual2008UsefulnessOS,
  title={Usefulness of surveillance programmes for early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in clinical practice.},
  author={Sonia Ramos Pascual and Javier Irurzun and Pedro Zapater and Jos{\'e} Such and Laura Sempere and Fernando Carnicer and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Palaz{\'o}n and Pedro de la Iglesia and Santiago Gil and Francisco de Espa{\~n}a and Miguel P{\'e}rez-Mateo},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={
          682-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Surveillance programmes (SPs) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis intend to diagnose the tumour in its early stages when an effective therapy can be applied. The aims of this study have been to compare the survival of patients with HCC being diagnosed or not in SPs, and to establish a more accurate profile of the best target population. METHODS From January 1996 to June 2005, 290 patients with HCC were included. The relationship between being… CONTINUE READING

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