|Awarded On||August 19, 2020|
|Title||Reducing Disparities in the Risk of Hepatocellular Cancer|
|Award Mechanism||Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Investigator-Initiated Research Awards|
|Institution/Organization||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Fasiha Kanwal|
|Cancer Sites||Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct|
New liver cancer and deaths from liver cancer are preventable. Yet, liver cancer kills more people in Texas than in any other state. Also, the risk of liver cancer is not the same in all Texans; Hispanic and African-American residents of Texas are at a much higher risk of developing and dying from liver cancer than white residents. Unfortunately, we do not fully understand why these inequalities occur and how to prevent them from increasing over time. The goal of our research is to understand the root causes of these differences and to prevent liver cancer deaths among racial/ethnic minority groups in Texas. We will follow a large group of patients with cirrhosis of the liver (which is the ...