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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Neoplastic interactions of hepatitis C virus with telomerase.
Principal Investigator:

Warren N. Schmidt

Location: Iowa City, IA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2017 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $165,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Chronic hepatitis C infection (HCV) is a worldwide health problem that can lead to cirrhosis, end stage liver disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Because of the HCV epidemic, the incidence of HCC is rising at an alarming rate and US veterans with cirrhosis have 5-8% lifetime risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). New, highly effective, antiviral therapies for HCV have recently become available, but these have had little impact on development of HCC and it is virtually unknow...

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