Retrospective Cohort Study
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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Oct 15, 2023; 15(10): 1771-1783
Published online Oct 15, 2023. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v15.i10.1771
Modified albumin-bilirubin predicted survival of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma patients treated with immunotherapy
Huttakan Navadurong, Thaninee Prasoppokakorn, Nanicha Siriwong, Chonlada Phathong, Nattaya Teeyapun, Suebpong Tanasanvimon, Kessarin Thanapirom, Piyawat Komolmit, Pisit Tangkijvanich, Sombat Treeprasertsuk, Roongruedee Chaiteerakij
Huttakan Navadurong, Thaninee Prasoppokakorn, Nanicha Siriwong, Chonlada Phathong, Kessarin Thanapirom, Piyawat Komolmit, Sombat Treeprasertsuk, Roongruedee Chaiteerakij, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Huttakan Navadurong, Thaninee Prasoppokakorn, Nanicha Siriwong, Chonlada Phathong, Nattaya Teeyapun, Suebpong Tanasanvimon, Kessarin Thanapirom, Piyawat Komolmit, Sombat Treeprasertsuk, Roongruedee Chaiteerakij, The Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Nattaya Teeyapun, Suebpong Tanasanvimon, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Pisit Tangkijvanich, Center of Excellence in Hepatitis and Liver Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Roongruedee Chaiteerakij, Center of Excellence for Innovation and Endoscopy in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Author contributions: Navadurong H and Chaiteerakij R designed the study; Navadurong H, Prasoppokakorn T, Siriwong N, and Phathong C contributed to data acquisition; Teeyapun N, Tanasanvimon S, Thanapirom K, Komolmit P, Tangkijvanich T, and Treeprasertsuk S recruited and managed the patients; Navadurong H, Prasoppokakorn T, and Phathong C analyzed and interpreted the data; Navadurong H, and Prasoppokakorn T drafted the manuscript; Prasoppokakorn T and Chaiteerakij R revised the manuscripts critically for important intellectual content; All the authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study protocol was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University (No.892/63).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement—checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement—checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Roongruedee Chaiteerakij, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, 1873 Rama IV Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. roon.chaiteerakij@chula.md
Received: March 12, 2023
Peer-review started: March 12, 2023
First decision: April 19, 2023
Revised: July 1, 2023
Accepted: August 15, 2023
Article in press: August 15, 2023
Published online: October 15, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: The modified albumin-bilirubin (mALBI) grade has been shown to determine survival in hepatocellular carcinoma patients receiving locoregional and targeted therapies. This study demonstrated that mALBI can also predict survival in unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma patients receiving atezolizumab plus bevacizumab. To improve the therapeutic outcome of atezolizumab plus bevacizumab treatment in clinical practice, mALBI assessment before initiating treatment can help in identifying suitable candidates for immunotherapy.