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Research Article

Prognosis of Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Validation and Ranking of Established Staging-Systems in a Large Western HCC-Cohort

  • Mark op den Winkel mail,

    mark.op.den.winkel@med.uni-muenchen.de

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine II, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany

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  • Dorothea Nagel,

    Affiliation: Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany

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  • Julia Sappl,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine II, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany

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  • Philip op den Winkel,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine II, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany

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  • Rolf Lamerz,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine II, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany

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  • Christoph J. Zech,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Radiology, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany

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  • Gundula Straub,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine II, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany

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  • Thomas Nickel,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine I, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany

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  • Markus Rentsch,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany

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  • Petra Stieber,

    Affiliation: Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany

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  • Burkhard Göke,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine II, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany

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  • Frank T. Kolligs

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine II, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany

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  • Published: October 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045066

About the Authors

Mark op den Winkel, Julia Sappl, Philip op den Winkel, Rolf Lamerz, Gundula Straub, Burkhard Göke, Frank T. Kolligs
Department of Medicine II, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany
Dorothea Nagel, Petra Stieber
Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany
Christoph J. Zech
Department of Clinical Radiology, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany
Thomas Nickel
Department of Medicine I, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany
Markus Rentsch
Department of Surgery, Campus Grosshadern, University of Munich, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: mark.op.den.winkel@med.uni-muenchen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: modw dn js podw ftk. Performed the experiments: modw dn js podw gs. Analyzed the data: modw js dn podw rl ps bg ftk mr. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: modw dn ps tn gs cjz. Wrote the paper: modw dn ftk.