Prospective Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Mar 21, 2017; 23(11): 2077-2085
Published online Mar 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i11.2077
Figure 1
Figure 1 Baseline serum cytokine levels according to tumor characteristics. A, C, D, E, F and G: There were no significant differences in serum cytokine levels according to sex, BCLC stage, portal vein thrombosis, multiplicity and level of alpha-fetoprotein; B: When comparing stage II with stage IV, interleukin (IL)-8 levels showed a significant difference (aP = 0.006) and IL-6 showed a borderline significance (P = 0.051); H: Treatment-non-naïve patients showed higher baseline serum IL-6 levels than treatment-naïve patients (aP = 0.028).