Prognostic factors for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been a dynamic study section. Different staging systems like TNM (tumor size, node status and metastasis) staging, Barcelona staging, Okuda staging, as well as albumin- bilirubin score, alfa fetoprotein (AFP) and many more are evaluated for prognostication of HCC patients. This is an invited commentary on our previously published paper, where we explored the role of the ratio of serum ferritin and transferrin level (FTR). We concluded that FTR >7.7 is associated with better overall survival and outperformed the Barcelona staging system.
Ferritin, Ferritin Transferrin Ratio, Hepatocellular Carcinoma