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Low serum interleukin-6 levels as a predictive marker of recurrence in patients with hepatitis B virus related hepatocellular carcinoma who underwent curative treatment.

Cho, HJ  | Kim, SS  | Ahn, SJ | Park, SY | Park, JH  | Kim, JK  | Wang, HJ  | Cheong, JY  | Cho, SW
Cytokine, 73(2). : 245-252, 2015
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BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the use of novel serum biomarkers for predicting the recurrence and survival of patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after hepatic resection or radiofrequency ablation (RFA).
METHODS: One hundred and five patients with HBV-related HCC, who fulfilled the Milan criteria without vascular invasion and underwent hepatic resection or RFA, were followed-up for a median duration of 52months. Pretreatment serum concentrations of 16 cytokines including interleukin-6 (IL-6) were measured by using a Luminex 200 system. The measured serum cytokines and several clinical factors were analyzed retrospectively.
RESULTS: Univariate analysis showed that patients with lower pretreatment serum levels of IL-10, IL-6, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, and tumor necrosis factor-α had significantly shorter disease-free survival (DFS) than those with higher levels. Multivariate analysis revealed that a low serum IL-6 level (⩽33.00pg/mL; hazard ratio [HR]=5.39; 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.27-22.93; P=0.022), low platelet count (<100×10(9)/L; HR=2.23; 95% CI=1.28-3.89; P=0.005), and low serum albumin level (⩽3.5g/L; HR=2.26; 95% CI=1.28-3.97; P=0.005) had a negative prognostic impact on DFS. In the analysis for overall survival, a low serum platelet level (<100×10(9)/L; HR=2.80; 95% CI=1.31-5.99; P=0.008) and multiple tumor (⩾2; HR=4.05; 95% CI=1.56-10.48; P=0.004) showed a negative prognostic impact on the overall survival.
CONCLUSION: A low serum IL-6 level is, in addition to low platelet count and low serum albumin level, an independent prognostic factor for DFS in patients with HBV-related early HCC who underwent hepatic resection or RFA with curative intention.

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김, 순선  |  김, 재근  |  박, 주한  |  왕, 희정  |  정, 재연  |  조, 성원  |  조, 효정
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