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Table 7 Analysis of the Relationship between Serum AFP, AFP-L3, CTCs Levels and Short-term Efficacy after Microwave Ablation in HCC Patients

From: Combined detection of circulating tumor cells, α-fetoprotein heterogene-3 and α-fetoprotein in the early diagnosis of HCC for the prediction of efficacy, prognosis, recurrence after microwave ablation

Group Time Cases AFP(ng/mL) AFP-L3(%) CTCs
CR+PR Before surgery 69 172.44(67.93~612.09) 15.36(13.87~16.37) 2.30(1.95~2.61)
3 months after surgery 69 54.38(30.25~89.51)a 6.68(4.92~8.15)a 1.63(1.49~1.88)a
SD+PD Before surgery 36 264.51(117.87~731.85)a 18.53(16.20~19.26)a 2.64(2.22~2.93)a
3 months after surgery 36 326.82(193.20~437.36)ab 20.91(18.65~23.51)ab 2.95(2.54~3.21)ab
  1. Note: Compared with CR + PR group before surgery, aP<0.05; compared with CR + PR group 3 months after surgery, bP<0.05