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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: DCLK1 is a Novel Molecular Target in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Principal Investigator:

Courtney W. Houchen

Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2017 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $153,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a major form of liver cancer, is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Its prognosis is poor, with a 5-year survival rate of less than 15%. The national prevalence and mortality due to cirrhosis and HCC in VA health care users have been increased by 2.5 to 3-fold during the last decade. The predicted increasing trend of HCC incidence and HCC-related deaths in the US veterans group remains alarming. Chronic hepatitis, alcoholic cirrhosis,...

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