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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195873/niace-score-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-treated-by-surgery-or-transarterial-chemoembolization
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Xavier Adhoute, Guillaume Pénaranda, Jean Luc Raoul, Emilie Bollon, Bernard Pol, Yves P Letreut, Hervé Perrier, Olivier Bayle, Olivier Monnet, Patrick Beaurain, Cyril Muller, Jean Hardwigsen, Gaëlle Lefolgoc, Paul Castellani, Jean P Bronowicki, Marc Bourlière
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) prognostic scores could be useful in addition to the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) system to clarify patient prognosis and guide treatment decision. The NIACE (tumor Nodularity, Infiltrative nature of the tumor, serum Alpha-fetoprotein level, Child-Pugh stage, ECOG performance status) score distinguishes different prognosis groups among BCLC A, B, and C HCC patients. Our aims are to evaluate the NIACE score and its additive value in two HCC cohorts treated either by surgery or by chemoembolization, and then according to the BCLC recommendations...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186970/high-expression-of-gfat1-predicts-unfavorable-prognosis-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Lili Li, Miaomiao Shao, Peike Peng, Caiting Yang, Shushu Song, Fangfang Duan, Dongwei Jia, Mingming Zhang, Junjie Zhao, Ran Zhao, Weicheng Wu, Lan Wang, Can Li, Hao Wu, Jie Zhang, Xin Wu, Yuanyuan Ruan, Jianxin Gu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. As a branch of glucose metabolism, hexosamine biosynthesis pathway (HBP) has been reported to play a critical role in the insulin resistance and progression of cancer. Glutamine:fructose-6-phosphate amidotransferase (GFAT) is the rate-limiting enzyme of the HBP; nevertheless, the prognostic value of GFAT1 in HCC remains elusive. In this study, we found that high expression of GFAT1 was significantly associated with serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), tumor size, tumor encapsulation, T stage and TNM stage...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185302/patterns-and-challenges-of-treatment-sequencing-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-experience-from-a-referral-center
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Martha M Kirstein, Nora Schweitzer, Theresa Winter, Katerina Lappas, Nathalie Graen, Isabell Kunstmann, Torsten Voigtländer, Tanja Reineke-Plaaß, Michael P Manns, Frank Lehner, Thomas Rodt, Arndt Vogel
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most prevalent and lethal cancers. Several local and systemic therapies are available for patients with HCC depending on the stage of the disease. In clinical practice, treatment decision-making and sequencing may be very heterogeneous. METHODS: In this study, we retrospectively analyzed treatment algorithms in 2,101 patients with HCC treated from 2000 to 2015 at Hannover Medical School, Germany. RESULTS: Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) was the most common initial treatment (n = 545; 25...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170405/treatment-algorithm-based-on-the-multivariate-survival-analyses-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-trans-arterial-chemoembolization
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Hasmukh J Prajapati, Hyun S Kim
PURPOSE: To develop the treatment algorithm from multivariate survival analyses (MVA) in patients with Barcelona clinic liver cancer (BCLC) C (advanced) Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients treated with Trans-arterial Chemoembolization (TACE). METHODS: Consecutive unresectable and non-tranplantable patients with advanced HCC, who received DEB TACE were studied. A total of 238 patients (mean age, 62.4yrs) was included in the study. Survivals were analyzed according to different parameters from the time of the 1st DEB TACE...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169483/the-prognostic-significance-of-albi-albumin-bilirubin-t-score-in-patient-who-underwent-hepatic-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Norifumi Harimoto, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Kazuhito Sakata, Akihisa Nagatsu, Takashi Motomura, Shinji Itoh, Noboru Harada, Toru Ikegami, Hideaki Uchiyama, Yuji Soejima, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the establishment of new staging systems for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been reported worldwide. Albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) with TNM stage of Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan was called as ALBI-T score. STUDY DESIGN: Patient data were retrospectively collected for 357 consecutive patients who had undergone hepatic resection for HCC with curative intent between January 2004 and December 2015. The overall survival and recurrence-free survival were compared by the Kaplan-Meier method, by different staging system: the Japan integrated staging (JIS), modified JIS and ALBI-T...
February 7, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160422/survival-benefit-of-hepatic-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-beyond-the-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-classification
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Kenei Furukawa, Hiroaki Shiba, Takashi Horiuchi, Yoshihiro Shirai, Koichiro Haruki, Yuki Fujiwara, Taro Sakamoto, Takeshi Gocho, Katsuhiko Yanaga
BACKGROUND: The Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification is the most widely used staging system for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but its prognostic ability in patients after resection has not been yet validated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the BCLC classification among patients after resection. METHODS: The subjects were 196 patients who underwent hepatic resection for HCC between April 2003 and December 2014 at Jikei University Hospital...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160206/distribution-of-tumor-stage-and-initial-treatment-modality-in-patients-with-primary-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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X Xiang, J-H Zhong, Y-Y Wang, X-M You, L Ma, B-D Xiang, L-Q Li
OBJECTIVE: This study reviewed the distribution of each tumor stage and each type of initial treatment modality among patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated at a tertiary tumor hospital between January 2003 and October 2013. METHODS: Baseline data of patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma treated between January 2003 and October 2013 were retrospectively collected. Tumor stage was determined according to the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) staging system and Hong Kong Clinic Liver Cancer (HKLC) staging system...
February 3, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154776/portal-vein-tumor-thrombus-is-a-bottleneck-in-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ju-Xian Sun, Jie Shi, Nan Li, Wei-Xing Guo, Meng-Chao Wu, Wan-Yee Lau, Shu-Qun Cheng
The effect of portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) on the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma has become clear over the past several decades. However, identifying the mechanisms and performing the diagnosis and treatment of PVTT remain challenging. Therefore, this study aimed to summarize the progress in these areas. A computerized literature search in Medline and EMBASE was performed with the following combinations of search terms: "hepatocellular carcinoma" AND "portal vein tumor thrombus." Although several signal transduction or molecular pathways related to PVTT have been identified, the exact mechanisms of PVTT are still largely unknown...
December 2016: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147327/validation-of-different-staging-systems-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-cohort-of-249-patients-undergoing-radiotherapy
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Zhi-Rui Zhou, Min Liu, Hui-Rong Lu, Ye-Fei Li, Shi-Xiong Liang, Chun-Yan Zhang
There is no consensus on predicting prognosis for hepatocellular carcinoma patients undergoing radiotherapy. This study aims to evaluate the validity of different staging systems. Overall, 249 hepatocellular carcinoma patients were evaluated retrospectively. All patients were classified by different staging systems. The cumulative survival rates were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method, and survival curves were compared using the log-rank test. Harrell's concordance index (c-index) was calculated. The 1-, 3-, and 5-year overall survival rates were 58%, 31% and 20%, respectively...
January 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144389/systemic-treatment-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-still-unmet-expectations
#10
REVIEW
Dimitrios N Samonakis, Elias A Kouroumalis
Many patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are diagnosed in an advanced stage, so they cannot be offered the option of curative treatments. The results of systemic chemotherapy are unsatisfactory and this has led to molecular targeted approaches. HCC develops in chronically damaged tissue due to cirrhosis in most patients. Several different cell types and molecules constitute a unique microenvironment in the liver, which has significant implications in tumor development and invasion. This, together with genome instability, contributes to a significant heterogeneity which is further enhanced by the molecular differences of the underlying causes...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143427/nomogram-prediction-of-individual-prognosis-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Gang Wan, Fangyuan Gao, Jialiang Chen, Yuxin Li, Mingfan Geng, Le Sun, Yao Liu, Huimin Liu, Xue Yang, Rui Wang, Ying Feng, Xianbo Wang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to develop an effective nomogram capable of estimating the individual survival outcomes of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and compare the predictive accuracy and discriminative ability with other staging systems. METHODS: The nomogram was established based on a retrospective study of 661 patients newly diagnosed with HCC at the Beijing Ditan Hospital (Beijing, China), Capital Medical University, between October 2008 and July 2012...
January 31, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133135/-a-case-of-synchronous-vp3-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-prostate-cancer-accompanied-by-bone-metastases
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Hirotoshi Maruo, Yukio Usui
A 58-year-old man visited our hospital with a chief complaint of epigastric pain. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed a tumor in the left lobe of the liver accompanied by portal vein tumor thrombus, and Vp3 hepatocellular carcinoma was diagnosed. Prostate cancer with multiple bone metastases was also identified, and synchronous double cancer of the prostate and liver was diagnosed. The treatment strategy was to prioritize surgery for the hepatocellular carcinoma, for which curative resection was becomingnearly impossible...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125820/transarterial-chemo-embolisation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-impact-of-liver-function-and-vascular-invasion
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Imam Waked, Sarah Berhane, Hidenori Toyoda, Stephen L Chan, Nicholas Stern, Daniel Palmer, Toshifumi Tada, Winnie Yeo, Frankie Mo, Dominik Bettinger, Martha M Kirstein, Mercedes Iñarrairaegui, Asmaa Gomaa, Arndt Vogel, Tim Meyer, Bruno Sangro, Paul Lai, Takashi Kumada, Philip J Johnson
BACKGROUND: Transarterial chemo-embolisation (TACE) is recommended for patients with BCLC intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma (stage B), particularly in patients with good underlying liver function and minimal symptoms. The hepatoma arterial embolisation prognostic (HAP) score combines measures of liver function and tumour-related factors to offer a simple prognostic scoring system. The Albumin-Bilirubin (ALBI) grade permits assessment of the impact of liver function on survival...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125040/silymarin-silybin-and-chronic-liver-disease-a-marriage-of-many-years
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REVIEW
Alessandro Federico, Marcello Dallio, Carmelina Loguercio
Silymarin is the extract of Silybum marianum, or milk thistle, and its major active compound is silybin, which has a remarkable biological effect. It is used in different liver disorders, particularly chronic liver diseases, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, because of its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic power. Indeed, the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effect of silymarin is oriented towards the reduction of virus-related liver damages through inflammatory cascade softening and immune system modulation...
January 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110996/fibrolamellar-carcinoma-a-histologically-unique-tumor-with-unique-molecular-findings
#15
Rondell P Graham, Michael S Torbenson
Fibrolamellar carcinoma is a unique type of hepatocellular carcinoma with a distinctive predilection for young patients without underlying liver disease, characteristic large neoplastic cells with intervening, dense fibrosis, co-expression of keratin 7 and CD68 and activation of protein kinase A (most often by formation of DNAJB1-PRKACA). Fibrolamellar carcinoma has a similar prognosis to conventional hepatocellular carcinomas arising in non-cirrhotic livers. The current American Joint Cancer Committee staging system does not provide optimal stratification of patients with fibrolamellar carcinoma and an alternate systems should be considered in the future...
December 23, 2016: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107416/validation-of-a-modified-child-turcotte-pugh-classification-system-utilizing-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-an-hbv-endemic-area
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Dong Hyeon Lee, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Yong Jin Jung, Jungsoo Gim, Won Kim, Byeong Gwan Kim, Kook Lae Lee, Yuri Cho, Jeong-Ju Yoo, Minjong Lee, Young Youn Cho, Eun Ju Cho, Su Jong Yu, Yoon Jun Kim, Jung-Hwan Yoon
BACKGROUND: Recently, a modified insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF)-Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) classification was proposed to improve the original CTP classification. This study aimed to validate the new IGF-CTP classification system as a prognostic maker for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a hepatitis B virus endemic area. METHODS: We conducted a post-hoc analysis of a prospective cohort study. We used Harrell's C-index and U-statistics to compare the prognostic performance of both IGF-CTP and CTP classifications for overall survival...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105202/increased-expression-of-urotensin-ii-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Dian-Gang Liu, Jing Chen, Hong-Xia Wang, Bao-Xin Li
Urotensin II (UII) and the urotensin II receptor (UT) exhibit mitogenic effects on tumor growth. Our previous study demonstrated that the UII/UT system is upregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and may enhance the proliferation of human hepatoma cells. However, the clinical significance of UII/UT expression in HCC remains unclear. The present study assessed UII messenger RNA (mRNA) expression in 129 surgical specimens obtained from HCC patients using reverse transcription quantitative-polymerase chain reaction...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099898/the-best-strategy-for-hcc-patients-at-each-bclc-stage-a-network-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#18
REVIEW
Lei Chang, Yitao Wang, Jibo Zhang, Tao Guo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Currently, the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer staging system remains huge controversies in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma. To determine the best therapeutic strategy for patients at each stage, we conducted a network meta-analysis and aimed to provide a new treatment concept. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library database were searched for observational studies up to August 31, 2016. We extracted data on overall survival rate from studies that compared various strategies for use with patients at different stages...
January 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097096/impact-of-different-embolic-agents-for-transarterial-chemoembolization-tace-procedures-on-systemic-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-levels
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Andreas Schicho, Claus Hellerbrand, Kristina Krüger, Lukas P Beyer, Walter Wohlgemuth, Christoph Niessen, Ernst Hohenstein, Christian Stroszczynski, Philippe L Pereira, Philipp Wiggermann
Background and Aims: Intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be treated by transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). However, there appear to be side effects, such as induction of proangiogenic factors, e.g. vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which have been shown to be associated with a poor prognosis. This prospective study was designed to compare serum VEGF level response after TACE with different embolic agents in patients with HCC. Methods: Patients were assigned to one of three different TACE regimens: degradable starch microspheres (DSM) TACE, drug-eluting bead (DEBDOX) TACE or Lipiodol TACE (cTACE)...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095820/microvascular-invasion-has-limited-clinical-values-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-at-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-bclc-stages-0-or-b
#20
Cheng Huang, Xiao-Dong Zhu, Yuan Ji, Guang-Yu Ding, Guo-Ming Shi, Ying-Hao Shen, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan, Hui-Chuan Sun
BACKGROUND: Microvascular invasion (MVI) is recognized as a prognostic factor associated with poor outcome in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients after curative resection. It remains unclear, however, whether MVI can provide prognostic information for patients at a specific tumor stage. METHODS: Consecutive HCC patients who underwent curative resection in years of 2007 and 2008 (discovery cohort) were enrolled in this retrospective study. Patients were stratified by the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) staging system...
January 17, 2017: BMC Cancer
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