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Hepatitis B clinical trials at UC Cancer
3 research studies open to new patients

  • Best dose of navitoclax with sorafenib tosylate to treat patients with tumors that have returned/not responded to treatment

    β€œCan Navitoclax and sorafenib tosylate stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and the best dose of navitoclax when given together with sorafenib tosylate in treating patients with solid tumors that have returned (relapsed) or do not respond to treatment (refractory). Navitoclax and sorafenib tosylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

    at UC Davis

  • Biologic Basis of Liver Cancer From Chronic Hepatitis B

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The focus of the study is to identify viral factors and host immune responses that differentiate HBV-related HCC patients from HBV patients who have not progressed to HCC. To that end, the investigators will compare gene expression levels between HCC patients and non-HCC patients categorized into high and low risk profiles. The investigators will perform ANOVA to compare three groups (HCC, high risk, low risk). Multiple comparison corrections will be performed using Benjamini and Hochberg False Discovery Rate (FDR) with a 90% confidence that the discovery lists will contain no more than 5% false positives (FDR<0.05) (PMID: 12584122, 11682119). A p-value <0.05 is considered statistically significant using this multiple comparison correction approach. Post-hoc Student-Newman-Keuls or Tukey tests will be used following ANOVA for comparisons of HCC patients with high risk and low risk. If data are not normally distributed when log-transformed, then Kruskall-Wallis tests will be used. ANCOVA will be used to adjust for the effects of covariates, such as age, gender, and HBV genotype (B or C). Further, the investigators often use an additional 2-fold change criterion for significance because the investigators consider a fold change of this magnitude to be biologically significant. Hierarchical clustering analyses and principal component analyses will be used to visualize how well the genes separate the groups, or to discover new subgroups. For the analysis of SNVs, the exact binomial test will be performed and p-values will be adjusted by the Benjamini-Hochberg correction.

    at UC Davis

  • Mild Hypothermia and Acute Kidney Injury in Liver Transplantation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Acute kidney injury (AKI), or worsening kidney function, is a common complication after liver transplantation (20-90% in published studies). Patients who experience AKI after liver transplantation have higher mortality, increased graft loss, longer hospital and intensive care unit stays, and more progression to chronic kidney disease compared with those who do not. In this study, half of the participants will have their body temperature cooled to slightly lower than normal (mild hypothermia) for a portion of the liver transplant operation, while the other half will have their body temperature maintained at normal. The study will evaluate if mild hypothermia protects from AKI during liver transplantation.

    at UCSF

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