|Awarded On||August 19, 2020|
|Title||A Novel Risk Stratification and Early Detection Strategy to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality|
|Award Mechanism||Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Investigator-Initiated Research Awards|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Amit Singal|
|Cancer Sites||Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct|
*Pending contract negotiation
The number of patients with liver cancer in the US has tripled over the past two decades, with most patients being diagnosed at late stages when curative treatments are no longer possible. As a result, liver cancer is the fastest growing cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. Liver cancer is particularly problematic for Texas, which has one of the highest incidence and mortality rates for liver cancer in the country. Based on findings from an expert panel, CPRIT has identified improving our approach to risk assessment and early detection of liver cancer as two high priority targets to reducing liver cancer mortality. Our proposal directly address both of these priorities. Our current stra...