Table II Clinicopathological characteristics of HCC patients
Characteristicsn
Group
    Cancer tissues101
    Transitional tissues101
Gender
    Male68
    Female33
Age (yr)
    ≥5057
    <5044
Serum AFP (mg/l)
    ≥2071
    <2030
Distant metastasis
    Yes32
    No69
Lymph node metastasis
    Absent47
    Present54
Clinical stage
    I–II40
    III–IV61