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World J Gastroenterol. Oct 7, 2018; 24(37): 4230-4242
Published online Oct 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i37.4230
New prognostic biomarkers of mortality in patients undergoing liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma
Leonardo Lorente
Leonardo Lorente, Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Santa Cruz de Tenerife 38320, Spain
Author contributions: Lorente L drafted the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Leonardo Lorente, MD, PhD, Attending Doctor, Medical Assistant, Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Ofra, s/n, Santa Cruz de Tenerife 38320, Spain.
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Received: May 25, 2018
Peer-review started: May 25, 2018
First decision: July 4, 2018
Revised: August 18, 2018
Accepted: August 24, 2018
Article in press: August 24, 2018
Published online: October 7, 2018
Core Tip

Core tip: The outcome of liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients are generally predicted using various macromorphological factors and serum alpha-fetoprotein levels prior to LT. However, other biomarkers have recently been reported to be associated with the prognosis of HCC patients undergoing LT. Furthermore, some of these biomarkers are also interesting because their potential modulation could help to create new research lines for improving the outcomes of those patients. This review summarizes clinical data on those new biomarkers.