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Future Oncol. 2019 Jan;15(1):13-22. doi: 10.2217/fon-2018-0376. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Preoperative fibrinogen to prealbumin ratio as a novel predictor for clinical outcome of hepatocellular carcinoma.

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Department of Clinical Laboratory, Jiangxi province Key Laboratory of Laboratory Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi, PR China.

Abstract

AIM:

To investigate prognostic value of preoperative inflammatory biomarkers in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

PATIENTS & METHODS:

Preoperative circulating fibrinogen, prealbumin, fibrinogen to prealbumin ratio (FPR), neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio, derived neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio, lymphocyte to monocyte ratio, platelet to lymphocyte ratio were detected and calculated in 230 HCC patients. X-tile software, Kaplan-Meier curve, Cox regression, time-dependent receiver-operating characteristic were used to explored prognostic roles of them in HCC.

RESULTS:

Multivariate Cox regression showed that high FPR was significantly associated with decreased recurrence-free survival (p = 0.034) and overall survival (p < 0.001) within HCC patients. FPR generated the largest area under curve of time-dependent receiver-operating characteristic comparing to the other biomarkers. Overall survival of HCC patients receiving chemotherapy was superior to the cases without receiving chemotherapy only in high FPR subgroup (p = 0.028).

CONCLUSION:

Preoperative FPR was superior to other biomarkers to independently predict survival of HCC patients, and it could identify the patients who could benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy.

KEYWORDS:

FPR; HCC; inflammation

PMID:
30139267
DOI:
10.2217/fon-2018-0376
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