Post-radiation survival time in hepatocellular carcinoma based on predictors for CT-determined, transarterial embolization and various other parameters

Ting-Kai Leung, Chi-Ming Lee, Li Kuo Shen, Hsi Chi Chen, Yu Cheng Kuo, Jeng Fong Chiou

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Abstract

Aim: In this retrospective study of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we have investigated the efficacy of CT-derived parameters, laboratory measurements, clinical assessment and associated transarterial embolization (TAE) as predictors of post-radiotherapy survival time. Methods: Sixty-six patients diagnosed with unresectable HCC that had undergone radiotherapy at two medical university hospitals in Taipei were enrolled in the study. Using multivariant analysis, pre-treatment parameters including tumor number and CT confirmation of PVT and ascites were compared. Multivariant analysis was also used for comparison of the mean pretreatment values for laboratory measurements, including alpha-fetoprotein, direct/total bilirubin and GOT/GPT levels, and clinical history of chronic hepatitis across the three survival-time categories. The χ2 was used to test the significance of the relationship between survival time and TAE procedure. The P values for the above tests were deemed statistically significant where P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1697-1699
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume11
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 2005

Keywords

  • CT-determined parameters
  • HCC
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Post-radiation survival time
  • Radiotherapy
  • Transarterial embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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