The Efficiency of Postoperative Interferon-alpha Treatment in p48 Positive Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma
The purpose of the study is to determine whether interferon-alpha is effective in the treatment of p48 Positive patients with HCC after curative resection.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||The Efficiency of Postoperative Interferon-alpha(IFNa) Treatment in p48 Positive Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma|
- 5-years survival rate [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha)
the interferon-alpha is intramuscular injected 3,000,000U three times a week for 18 months
interferon-alpha is intramuscularly or subcutaneously injected at 3,000,000-5,000,000 U three times a week for 18 months
No Intervention: control
no interventions were assigned
BACKGROUND: Postoperative interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) therapy improved survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). P48 is a predictive marker for outcome of postoperative interferon-alpha treatment in patients with HCC. Our study is to identify the Efficiency of Postoperative IFN-Alpha Treatment in p48 Positive Patients With HCC.
METHODS: An immunohistochemical study of P48 was performed on specimens that were collected from patients who underwent a curative resection of HCC. These patient with p48 Positive were randomized divided into a treatment group who received postoperative IFN-alpha therapy and a comparison group who not received. Besides the side effect, the overall survival rate and the disease-free survival rate will be observed.
Anticipated RESULTS: IFN alpha treatment improved the overall survival of p48 Positive patients with HCC after curative resection, probably by postponing recurrence.