liv12475-sup-0001-FigS1.docxWord document10KFig. S1. Recruitment algorithm. A total of 160 consecutive patients with HBV-related HCC undergoing curative resection were recruited. Sixty patients with stage 0–2 were excluded according to our study design. Of the 100 patients with stage 3 or 4, eight were excluded according to our exclusion criteria. Finally, a total of 92 patients were assessed in statistical analyses. HBV, hepatitis B virus; HCC, hepatocellular carcinoma.

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