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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Early Detection of HCC Among Veterans With Liver Cirrhosis
Principal Investigator:

Srikanta Dash

Location: New Orleans, LA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2019 - June 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $232,064
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignant cancer of the liver that most often develops in the background of liver cirrhosis (1,2). Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains the major cause of liver cirrhosis and HCC among US Veterans (3,4). Recent advances in antiviral treatment have allowed an increasing number of cirrhotic patients to be cured with interferon (IFN)-free direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) (5,6). In the coming years, hepatitis C eradication is expected to decrease, but...

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