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Genetic Studies in Liver Cancer Patients

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 December 2004 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2004
History: No changes posted
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one the most common malignancies in the world, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Since 1984, it has been the leading cause of cancer death in Taiwan. About 6000-8000 people died of this cancer every year in Taiwan. DNA microarray (DNA chip) is a very powerful tool to clarify the genetic changes in cancers. Expression profiling techniques have been used to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes from human tumor samples. It has been successfully used to predict clinical outcome and survival as well as classify different types of cancer. In this study, we will use the DNA chip to study the genetics in liver cancer patients.

Condition Phase
Hepatocellular Carcinoma Phase 1

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective
Official Title: Identification of Differentially Expressed Genes in Hepatocellular Carcinoma With DNA Microarrays

Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2005
Detailed Description:

The clinical samples will be collected in the NTUH, while the DNA microarray works will be done in Biomedical Engineering Center (BMEC) of ITRI.

Patients A total of 40 cases of HCC patients (20 HBV-related HCC and 20 HCV-related HCC) who received surgical resection in National Taiwan University Hospital will be enrolled from our tissue banks. The diagnosis of HCC was confirmed by pathological examination. The surgical specimens were frozen immediately after surgery and stored in –140°C. The clinicopathological data will be retrospectively obtained from chart reviews.

Another total of 40 new HCC patients who receive surgical resection in National Taiwan University Hospital will be collected. The healthy subjects and patients chronically infected with HBV or HCV without HCC will be used as controls. The whole bloods will be collected before, one and six months after operation. The diagnosis of HCC will be confirmed by pathology. In addition to the whole bloods, the surgical specimens will be frozen immediately after surgery and stored in –140°C.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • hepatocellular carcinoma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • multiple cancers
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00172640

Contact: Chien-Hung Chen, MD 886-2-23123456 ext 5923

National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Chien-Hung Chen, MD    886-2-23123456 ext 5923   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
Principal Investigator: Chien-Hung Chen, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00172640     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9361701211
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: September 12, 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017