Change in the Recurrence Pattern and Predictors over Time after Complete Cure of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

Change in the Recurrence Pattern and Predictors over Time after Complete Cure of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Gut Liver. 2020 Aug 26;: Authors: Lee HA, Lee YS, Kim BK, Jung YK, Kim SU, Park JY, Kim JH, An H, Kim DY, Yim HJ, Ahn SH, Yeon JE, Byun KS, Han KH, Um SH, Seo YS Abstract Background/Aims: We investigated changes in recurrence rates and significant recurrence predictors over time after complete cure of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: A total of 1,491 patients with first-time diagnosis of Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage A HCC, completely cured by treatment between 2007 and 2016, were recruited from two Korean tertiary institutes. Results: The mean age of the population (1,144 men and 347 women) was 58.6 years. Of the total population, 914 patients (61.3%) had liver cirrhosis. Nine-hundred and forty-one (63.1%) and 550 (36.9%) patients were treated with surgical resection and radiofrequency ablation (RFA), respectively. One-year cumulative incidences of HCC recurrence were 14.3%, 9.9%, and 5.1% from the time of treatment, 3 years after treatment, and 5 years after treatment, respectively. Upon multivariate analysis, multiple tumors, maximal tumor size ≥3 cm, and high Model for End-Stage Liver Disease scores were independently associated with increased HCC recurrence risk from the time of treatment and 1 and 2 years after curative treatment (all p
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