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An Analysis of Urinary Proteases as Biomarkers for Hepatocellular Carcinoma-101423

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2011 by Vanderbilt University.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: March 15, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2011
History: No changes posted
Specific urine proteases or groups of these enzymes can be reliable biomarkers and an effective gauge of response to therapy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Liver Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

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Further study details as provided by Vanderbilt University:

Estimated Enrollment: 75
Study Start Date: March 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
group A
Patients with known HCC
Group B
Patients with liver disease but no HCC
Group C
Control; patients with no known liver disease or HCC


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients will be recruited from Vanderbilt internal medicine, hepatology, hepatobiliary surgery, and general surgery clinics.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ability and willingness to provide written informed consent
  • Must be between 18-90 years of age at the time of consent
  • Ability to provide urine specimen at protocol-defined timepoints
  • Must have treatment interventions planned that are directly related to liver disease (excluding those assigned to group 3-Controls)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Suspected inability, e.g. unwillingness to comply with study procedures or unwillingness to provide written consent
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Responsible Party: Vanderbilt University / David Lee Gorden, MD, Vanderbilt University Identifier: NCT01316679     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Urinary Biomarkers 101423 
Study First Received: March 15, 2011
Last Updated: March 15, 2011

Keywords provided by Vanderbilt University:
Liver Disease without HCC

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Liver Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on February 20, 2017