The Effect of Viral Load on Intrahepatic Recurrence in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jung-Hwan Yoon, Seoul National University Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 7, 2006
Last updated: May 18, 2015
Last verified: May 2015

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of serum hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA level on intrahepatic recurrence in locally treatable hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) related with HBV.

Condition Intervention Phase
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Chronic Hepatitis B
Procedure: PEIT
Procedure: RFTA
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospective Cohort Study of the Effect of Serum HBV DNA Level on Intrahepatic Recurrence in Locally Treatable, HBV-related HCC Patients

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Further study details as provided by Seoul National University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 1,3,5 Year-Disease Free Survival (or Recurrence Free Survival) [ Time Frame: 1,3,5 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The disease free survival is defined as the total number of surviving participants without intrahepatic recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma for 1, 3, and 5 years.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1,3,5-year Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 1,3,5-year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 145
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: percutaneous ethanol injection therapy
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who will be treated with PEIT (percutaneous ethanol injection therapy)
Procedure: PEIT
Percutaneous Ethanol Injection Therapy
Other Name: PEI, local ablation therapy
Active Comparator: radiofrequency thermal ablation
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who will be treated with RFTA (radiofrequency thermal ablation)
Procedure: RFTA
Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation
Other Name: RFA, local ablation therapy

Detailed Description:

Prospective cohort study


  • Overall survival rate
  • Disease free survival rate


  • Cumulative recurrence rate

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Child-Pugh Class A or B
  • Maximal tumor size less than 5 cm
  • No previous history of treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma located more than 2 cm from the previous cancer site and is found more than 1 year's gap

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma in portal vein
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatic vein
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00397540

Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 110-744
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
Study Director: Won Kim, Professor Seoul National University Hospital
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jung-Hwan Yoon, Professor, Seoul National University Hospital Identifier: NCT00397540     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-2006-001
Study First Received: November 7, 2006
Results First Received: September 22, 2009
Last Updated: May 18, 2015
Health Authority: Korea: Food and Drug Administration

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B, Chronic
Hepatitis, Chronic
DNA Virus Infections
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Disease Attributes
Hepadnaviridae Infections
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Liver Diseases
Liver Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Pathologic Processes
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