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The Efficiency of Postoperative Interferon-alpha Treatment in p48 Positive Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(we have found another marker (microRNA26) which is more sensitive to evaluate the effect of postoperative IFNa treatment in patients with HCC)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hui-Chuan Sun, Fudan University Identifier:
First received: February 6, 2009
Last updated: August 21, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
The purpose of the study is to determine whether interferon-alpha is effective in the treatment of p48 Positive patients with HCC after curative resection.

Condition Intervention
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Drug: interferon-alpha

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Efficiency of Postoperative Interferon-alpha(IFNa) Treatment in p48 Positive Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Fudan University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 5-years survival rate [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: January 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha)
the interferon-alpha is intramuscular injected 3,000,000U three times a week for 18 months
Drug: interferon-alpha
interferon-alpha is intramuscularly or subcutaneously injected at 3,000,000-5,000,000 U three times a week for 18 months
Other Names:
  • Recombinant Human Interferon α1b for Injection
No Intervention: control
no interventions were assigned

Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND: Postoperative interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) therapy improved survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). P48 is a predictive marker for outcome of postoperative interferon-alpha treatment in patients with HCC. Our study is to identify the Efficiency of Postoperative IFN-Alpha Treatment in p48 Positive Patients With HCC.

METHODS: An immunohistochemical study of P48 was performed on specimens that were collected from patients who underwent a curative resection of HCC. These patient with p48 Positive were randomized divided into a treatment group who received postoperative IFN-alpha therapy and a comparison group who not received. Besides the side effect, the overall survival rate and the disease-free survival rate will be observed.

Anticipated RESULTS: IFN alpha treatment improved the overall survival of p48 Positive patients with HCC after curative resection, probably by postponing recurrence.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with p48 Positive who underwent a curative resection of HCC

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00838968

Sponsors and Collaborators
Fudan University
Principal Investigator: Hui-chuan Sun, MD Liver Cancer Institute and Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hui-Chuan Sun, Liver cancer institute, Fudan University Identifier: NCT00838968     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LCI
Study First Received: February 6, 2009
Last Updated: August 21, 2012

Keywords provided by Fudan University:
hepatocellular carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunologic Factors
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