Diabetes, body mass index, and outcomes in hepatocellular carcinoma patients undergoing liver transplantation Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Body Mass Index
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Liver Neoplasms
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Obesity

abstract

  • Our findings suggest a relationship between higher BMI, tumor vascular invasion, increased recurrence, and worsened overall survival. These findings may help explain why those with high BMI have worse outcomes from their cancers. A better understanding of the role of obesity and diabetes in patients with cancer should help develop better predictors of outcome and improved treatment options for patients with HCC.

publication date

  • September 15, 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3605709

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/TP.0b013e31825c58ea

PubMed ID

  • 22864187

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 539

end page

  • 43

volume

  • 94

number

  • 5