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A National Registry of Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00178867
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 10, 2008
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Vanderbilt University

Brief Summary:
A registry of patients with the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Condition or disease
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular

Detailed Description:
The purpose of this research is to study the factors which might cause hepatocellular carcinoma (a form of cancer arising within the liver) and compare these factors in patients from different ethnic groups and from different parts of the United States. The researchers will also conduct a survey of the stage of the cancer (how far advanced it is) and what treatments are used for this difficult-to-treat tumor.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 150 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A National Registry of Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Study Start Date : January 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2008

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients seen in Hepatobiliary Surgery Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who are diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients can not be under 18 years of age

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00178867

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United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-4753
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt University
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Principal Investigator: Ravi S Chari, MD Vanderbilt University
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Responsible Party: Ravi Chari, MD, Vanderbilt University Identifier: NCT00178867    
Other Study ID Numbers: 020116
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 10, 2008
Last Verified: October 2008
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases