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Clinical characteristics and prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma with different sets of serum AFP and PIVKA-II levels.

 Se Hun Kang  ;  Do Young Kim  ;  Soung Min Jeon  ;  Sang Hoon Ahn  ;  Jun Yong Park  ;  Seung Up Kim  ;  Ja Kyung Kim  ;  Kwan Sik Lee  ;  Chae Yoon Chon  ;  Kwang-Hyub Han 
 European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Vol.24(7) : 849-856, 2012 
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 European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 
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OBJECTIVE: α-Fetoprotein (AFP) and prothrombin induced by the absence of vitamin K or antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) are useful tumor markers for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, little is known about the clinical characteristics and prognosis of HCC with different levels of AFP and PIVKA-II. METHODS: Consecutive 1447 HCC patients were assigned to four groups according to the cutoff values of AFP (400 ng/ml) and PIVKA-II (100 mAU/ml): both values high (AP), one of the values high (Ap and aP), and both values low (ap). The clinical characteristics and the prognosis of group ap were compared with those of the other groups. RESULTS: HCC patients in group ap were more asymptomatic at diagnosis, and had smaller size, fewer numbers, and earlier stages of HCC, and more preserved liver functions (all, P<0.001). The survival rate of group ap was significantly higher than those of the other groups (P<0.001). In multivariate analysis, the combined status of AFP and PIVKA-II values were independent predictors for survival (P<0.001), together with tumor size, number, portal vein thrombosis, Child-Pugh class, and treatment modality. CONCLUSION: HCC patients with low values of both AFP and PIVKA-II had more favorable clinical characteristics and showed a better prognosis than those with elevated levels of AFP or PIVKA-II.
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강세훈(Kang, Se Hun)
김도영(Kim, Do Young)
김승업(Kim, Seung Up) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9658-8050
김자경(Kim, Ja Kyung) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5025-6846
박준용(Park, Jun Yong) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6324-2224
안상훈(Ahn, Sang Hoon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3629-4624
이관식(Lee, Kwan Sik) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3672-1198
전승민(Jeon, Soung Min)
전재윤(Chon, Chae Yoon)
한광협(Han, Kwang-Hyub) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3960-6539
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