for Health Care Providers
CLIP Scoring System - Liver Cancer
The CLIP score for a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma is calculated by assigning a score (0, 1, or 2) to each of four clinical factors: a) Child-Pugh stage; b) number of tumor nodules and whether the tumor extends through ≤ 50% or > 50% of the liver; c) AFP; and d) portal vein thrombosis.
These scores are added together to yield a CLIP score of 0-6, with median survival by CLIP score as follows:
0 = 42.5 months
|Tumor morphology||uninodular and extension ≤ 50%||multinodular and extension ≤ 50%||massive or extension > 50%|
|AFP (ng/dL)||< 400||≥ 400|
|Portal vein thrombosis||no||yes|