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Table 2 Comparison of response between the early and late period response

From: Role and limitation of neoadjuvant hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy in advanced hepatocelluar carcinoma patients with Child-Pugh class A

Response Early perioda (after 3 cycles) Late periodb (after 6 cycles) P value
CR 2 (2.0%) 5 (9.4%)  
PR 35 (34.3%) 9 (17.0%)  
SD 46 (45.1%) 11 (20.8%)  
PD 19 (18.6%) 28 (52.8%)  
RR (CR + PR) 37 (36.3%) 14 (26.4%) 0.028
DCR (CR + PR + SD) 83 (81.4%) 25 (47.2%) 0.492
  1. CR complete response, PR partial response, SD stable disease, PD progressive disease, RR response rate, DCR disease control rate
  2. aOne patient was excluded because there was no sufficient data for evaluating response to treatment
  3. bThe late period response was evaluated in 53 patients