Grant ID PP160089
Awarded On August 17, 2016
Title PREVENT HCC - through Screening, Vaccination and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Aaron Thrift
Cancer Sites Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct
Contracted Amount $1,492,052
Lay Summary

Texas has the highest incidence rates for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the U.S. HCC is highly fatal with limited options for cure and therefore prevention is paramount. Our targeted area of Harris County, Texas has an HCC incidence rate of 11.8/ 100,000, which is 1.5-times higher than the U.S overall. Being the most populous county (4.3 million residents), Harris County has the highest frequency of HCC in the state (>500 cases/year). HCC incidence in Harris County is disproportionately higher in Hispanics, Asians and Blacks than whites.

Most HCC cases are caused by chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and therefore are preventable. Harris County...

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