Research Paper Volume 11, Issue 21 pp 9544—9555

Tree-based classification system incorporating the HVTT-PVTT score for personalized management of hepatocellular carcinoma patients with macroscopic vascular invasion

Figure 4. Kaplan–Meier curves of patients who received different treatment in different stages using this new classification system. (A) Kaplan–Meier curve for BCLC-C1; liver resection significantly improved the survival outcomes compared to those of the other treatments (P < 0.001). (B) Kaplan–Meier curve for BCLC-C2; although a small proportion of patients still accepted liver resection, the survival benefit was not significant compared to that of those who received sorafenib or radiotherapy (P > 0.5). (C) Kaplan–Meier curve in BCLC-C3; less than 5% of the patients were eligible for liver resection.