Appraisal of a Model to Estimate Survival in Ambulatory Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Classified as Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer Stage B.

Appraisal of a Model to Estimate Survival in Ambulatory Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Classified as Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer Stage B. Gut Liver. 2019 Sep 20;: Authors: Yoo JJ, Yu SJ, Lee B, Cho EJ, Lee JH, Kim SG, Kim YJ, Kim YS, Yoon JH Abstract Background/Aims: Patients with an intermediate stage of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represent a highly heterogeneous population; therefore, many models have been proposed to predict the survival of these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic performance of a novel subclassification for tumors classified as Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage B using the Model to Estimate Survival in Ambulatory HCC patients (MESIAH). Methods: This analysis was based on 377 patients with HCC treated at Seoul National University Hospital (training cohort) and 189 patients at the Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital (validation cohort). Four subclassification systems were tested: MESIAH; original BCLC B subclassification (B1, B2, B3, and B4); modified model A (B1, B2, and B3+B4); and modified model B (B1, B2+B3, and B4). Results: Median survival progressively decreased from stage B1 through stages B2 to B3 according to the new MESIAH subclassification (p
Source: Gut and Liver - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

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Conditions:   Non-small Cell Lung Cancer;   Hepatocellular Carcinoma Interventions:   Drug: Nivolumab;   Drug: BMS-813160;   Drug: BMS-986253 Sponsors:   Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai;   Bristol-Myers Squibb Not yet recruiting
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