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Grip strength complements performance status in assessing general condition in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma treated with atezolizumab and bevacizumab.

AIM: An accurate assessment of the general condition of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is essential. We evaluated the impact of grip strength (GS) and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status (ECOG-PS) on the clinical outcomes of patients with unresectable HCC (u-HCC) treated with atezolizumab plus bevacizumab.

METHODS: This observational cohort study analyzed 89 patients with u-HCC treated with atezolizumab plus bevacizumab between October, 2020 and October, 2023. A Cox proportional hazards model and Kaplan-Meier curve were used to identify the prognostic factors associated with survival outcomes.

RESULTS: There were 33 patients who had low GS and 16 had an ECOG-PS ≥1. The frequency of patients with low GS increased as the ECOG-PS score increased. The overall survival of the normal GS group was significantly higher than that of the low GS group (p < 0.01). There was no significant difference in progression-free survival between the normal GS group and low-GS group (p = 0.28). Among the patients in the ECOG-PS 0 groups, the overall survival in the normal GS group was significantly higher than that in the low GS group (p < 0.01). A multivariate analysis revealed that modified albumin-bilirubin 2b (HR 2.24; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.06-4.73), α-fetoprotein ≥100 ng/mL (HR 2.35; 95% CI 1.20-4.58), and low GS (HR 2.87; 95% CI 1.31-6.27) were independently associated with a poor overall survival.

CONCLUSIONS: The present study demonstrated that GS is a sensitive marker for detecting a subclinical decline in the general condition and is therefore a potential predictor of the outcome of u-HCC patients treated with atezolizumab plus bevacizumab.

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