Aurora B overexpression predicts early tumor recurrence and poor prognosis. (A) Cumulative survival curve for 160 patients with primary unifocal hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCC with Aurora B mRNA overexpression, designated Aurora B (+), had significantly worse 5-year survival than HCC without Aurora B mRNA overexpression, designated Aurora B (-). (B) Conditional effect plot of age on ETR with or without overexpression of Aurora B mRNA. Based on multiple logistic regression model (n = 149). The other independent variables were fixed as size > 5 cm and stage III-IV.