Validity and Cost-Effectiveness of a New Screening Test for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

This study has been completed.
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Chinese University of Hong Kong Identifier:
First received: June 1, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2009
History: No changes posted

The purpose of this study is:

  1. To establish and compare the diagnostic utilities for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening tests of (a) HS-AFP, (b) AFP + US,(c) AFP alone and (d) US alone (within HBV carriers between age 40 and 70 years);
  2. To establish the cost-effectiveness of the screening tests;
  3. To compare tumor sizes, resection rates, and survival rates up to 18 months between those who were screened by HS-AFP those of a historical control group that was not screened.

Hepatitis B Virus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Validity and Cost-Effectiveness of a New Screening Test for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Chinese University of Hong Kong:

Enrollment: 1018
Study Start Date: October 1997
Study Completion Date: April 2004
Primary Completion Date: April 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
AFP > 20 ng/ml and USG positive
patient without AFP > 20 or USG negative


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
HBV carriers between age 40 and 70 years

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 40 and 70 years
  • Seropositive for HBsAg
  • Child's A or B
  • Life expectancy of more than 2 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-HBV related cirrhosis
  • History of malignancy
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Responsible Party: Prof. Tony Mok, Clinical Oncology Identifier: NCT00912847     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RHCC002
Study First Received: June 1, 2009
Last Updated: June 1, 2009
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Joint CUHK-NTEC Clinical Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Chinese University of Hong Kong:
HBV carriers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Liver Diseases
Liver Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial processed this record on November 25, 2015