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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Does screening for HCC reduce HCC-related mortality in HBV-infected Veterans?
Principal Investigator:

George N. Ioannou

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2015 - December 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most important clinical complications of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. It has been suggested that HBV-infected patients should undergo screening for HCC with abdominal ultrasonography and possibly also serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP) testing. However, it is unclear if screening HBV-infected patients with these two tests reduces HCC-related mortality. Our Specific Aims are to: 1. Determine whether screening for HCC with abdominal ultrasono...

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