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Logo of nihpaAbout Author manuscriptsSubmit a manuscriptHHS Public Access; Author Manuscript; Accepted for publication in peer reviewed journal;
Gastroenterology. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2010 July 1.
Published in final edited form as:
Gastroenterology. 2009 July; 137(1): 110–118.
Published online 2009 April 9. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2009.04.005

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Serum levels of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), des-gamma carboxyprothrombin (DCP) and lectin-bound AFP among those with cirrhosis, early stage Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and late stage of HCC (the latter defined as Intermediate and Advanced stages based on the Barcelona staging classification). The box refers to the 25th to and 75th percentile values with a line indicating the median levels, while the interquartile range extend outside the box. Points outside the interquertile range are outliers. Median levels are shown for each marker at the bottom of each. Both early and late stage HCC had higher levels (p<0.0001) compared to cirrhosis. Late stage HCC had higher levels compared to early stage HCC (p<0.05).

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