Background: The objective of the current study was to assess the impact of serum CA19-9 and CEA and their combination on survival among patients undergoing surgery for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). Methods: Patients who underwent curative-intent resection of ICC between 1990 and 2016 were identified using a multi-institutional database. Patients were categorized into four groups based on combinations of serum CA19-9 and CEA (low vs. high). Factors associated with 1-year mortality after hepatectomy were examined. Results: Among 588 patients, 5-year OS was considerably better among patients with low CA19-9/low CEA (54.5%) compared with low CA19-9/high CEA (14.6%), high CA19-9/low CEA (10.0%), or high CA19-9/high CEA (0%) (P < 0.001). No difference in 1-year OS existed between patients who had either high CA19-9 (high CA19-9/low CEA: 70.4%) or high CEA levels (low CA19-9/high CEA: 72.5%) (P = 0.92). Although patients with the most favorable tumor marker profile (low CA19-9/low CEA) had the best 1-year survival (87.9%), 15.1% (n = 39) still died within a year of surgery. Among patients with low CA19-9/low CEA, a high neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) (odds ratio 1.09; 95% confidence interval 1.03-1.64) and large size tumor (odds ratio 3.34; 95% confidence interval 1.40–8.10) were associated with 1-year mortality (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Patients with either a high CA19-9 and/or high CEA had poor 1-year survival. High NLR and large tumor size were associated with a greater risk of 1-year mortality among patients with favorable tumor marker profile.,
Annals of Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgery

Moro, A. (Amika), Mehta, R. (Rittal), Sahara, K. (Kota), Tsilimigras, D.I. (Diamantis I.), Paredes, A.Z. (Anghela Z.), Farooq, A. (Ayesha), … Pawlik, T.M. (2020). The Impact of Preoperative CA19-9 and CEA on Outcomes of Patients with Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. doi:10.1245/s10434-020-08350-8