A study of circulating interleukin 10 in prognostication of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma

Cancer, 04/27/2012

The serum interleukin 10 (IL–10) level was identified as an independent prognostic factor for unresectable HCC. The current findings suggested that an elevated IL–10 level may be related to hepatic injury caused by cirrhotic processes rather than tumor load. The authors concluded that the IL–10 level offers additional prognostic value to the existing tumor staging systems.

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