Background & Aims Human hepatocarcinogenesis in cirrhosis is thought to be multistep and characterized by a spectrum of nodular lesions, ranging from low to high grade dysplastic nodules (LGDN and HGDN) to early and progressed hepatocellular carcinoma (eHCC and pHCC). The aim of this study was to investigate the morphophenotypical changes of this sequence and their potential translational significance. Methods We scored the vascular profile, ductular reaction/stromal invasion and overexpression of five biomarkers (GPC3, HSP70, GS, CHC, and EZH2), in a series of 100 resected nodules (13 LGDN, 16 HGDN, 42 eHCC and 29 small pHCC). Results The score separated the four groups of nodules as individual entities (p
Sciarra, A., Di Tommaso, L.
, Nakano, M., Destro, A., Torzilli, G., Donadon, M., Maggioni, M., Bosari, S.
, Bulfamante, G., Matsuda, M., Fujii, H., Ichikawa, T., Morisaka, H., Sano, K., Ichikawa, S., & Roncalli, M.
(2016). Morphophenotypic changes in human multistep hepatocarcinogenesis with translational implications
. Journal of Hepatology
(1), 87-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhep.2015.08.031