for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Orange, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion



The primary objective of this study is to obtain de-identified, clinically-characterized whole blood specimens for use in developing and evaluating the performance of new biomarker assays for detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Official Title

2017-01: Blood Sample Collection to Evaluate Biomarkers for Hepatocellular Carcinoma


Subjects with untreated Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) and subjects undergoing HCC surveillance will be enrolled and have blood samples collected. Subjects undergoing HCC surveillance will be followed for up to 6 months. Another blood sample will be collected at the 6 month visit which will be scheduled no longer than 6 months from enrollment.


Hepatocellular Carcinoma Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance Carcinoma Carcinoma, Hepatocellular HCC


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • All Subjects:
  • Subject is 18 years of age or older
  • Subject understands the study procedures and is able to provide informed consent to participate in the study and authorization for release of data, including personal health data, to the study investigator and sponsor

HCC Subjects:

  1. Subject has a recent (within 6 months of enrollment) untreated clinically diagnosed hepatocellular carcinoma as defined by ≥1 cm lesion exhibiting arterial phase hyperenhancement in combination with washout appearance and/or capsule by 4 phase CT scan or multiphase contrast enhanced MRI or biopsy is positive for HCC.

Control Subjects:

  1. Non-cancer subject undergoing routine imaging surveillance for HCC
  2. Definitive lack of HCC within 3 months prior to enrollment as defined by negative imaging, for HCC.
  3. Control Group 1 - negative by ultrasound
  4. Control Group 2 - negative by CT or MRI

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Known cancer diagnosis within the past 5 years (with the exceptions of basal cell or squamous cell skin cancers).
  2. Chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy within 5 years prior to enrollment/sample collection.
  3. Prior or current treatment with sorafenib, regorafenib, or other treatment indicated for HCC.
  4. Any HCC treatment prior to enrollment/blood sample collection (e.g., surgery, ablation, embolization, pharmacotherapy, radiotherapy, liver transplant or other treatment indicated for HCC).
  5. IV contrast (e.g. CT and MRI) within 1 day [or 24 hours] of blood collection.
  6. Less than 3 days between fine needle aspiration (FNA) of target pathology and blood collection.
  7. Less than 7 days between biopsy (other than FNA) of target pathology and blood collection.
  8. Individual has a condition the Investigator believes would interfere with his or her ability to provide informed consent, comply with the study protocol, which might confound the interpretation of the study results or put the person at undue risk.


  • UC Irvine Health
    Orange California 92868 United States
  • Office of Dr. John D. Homan MD
    Newport Beach California 92663-3668 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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