Letter to the Editor
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World J Clin Cases. Sep 16, 2022; 10(26): 9545-9549
Published online Sep 16, 2022. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i26.9545
Risk stratification of primary liver cancer
You-Wen Tan
You-Wen Tan, Department of Hepatology, The Third Hospital of Zhenjiang Affiliated Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212000, Jiangsu Province, China
Author contributions: Tan YW wrote, revised the manuscript, and approved the final version to be published.
Supported by the Social Development Project of Jiangsu Province, No. BE2020775; the Chinese Federation of Public Health Foundation, No. GWLM202002; and the Social Development Project of Zhenjiang City, No. SH2020032.
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Corresponding author: You-Wen Tan, MD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Department of Hepatology, The Third Hospital of Zhenjiang Affiliated Jiangsu University, No. 300 Daijiamen, Runzhou Distinct, Zhenjiang 212000, Jiangsu Province, China. tyw915@sina.com
Received: June 7, 2022
Peer-review started: June 7, 2022
First decision: June 27, 2022
Revised: June 29, 2022
Accepted: August 12, 2022
Article in press: August 12, 2022
Published online: September 16, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Primary liver cancer (PLC) prediction models with good clinical validation values have been applied clinically, such as the Toronto hepatocellular carcinoma risk index, REACH-B model, and PAGE-B model. Therefore, the Chinese, together with several research societies, have formulated the “Guideline for stratified screening and surveillance of primary liver cancer (2020 edition).” This guideline outlines PLC screening in at-risk populations, both in hospitals and communities. It is recommended to stratify the at-risk population into four risk levels: low-, intermediate-, high-, and extremely high-risk. This is highly recommended and applied in clinical practice.