2013 Annual Report

2013 Collaborative Research Grants


International Hepatobiliary Neoplasia Registry Biorepository

2013 Award:
$41,607
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Researcher:
Dr. Lewis Roberts, MB, ChB, PhD

Aim:
To support the collection of clinical information and biospecimens from patients with hepatobiliary neoplasia

Purpose:
To accelerate research for early diagnosis, novel therapeutics, personalized oncology, and improved clinical outcomes for patients

Goal:
To actively enroll fifteen centers into the study by the end of 2015

lrobertsFamilies can provide very powerful information on genetic variations that confer risk for cancer and the information is usually transferable to the general population as well.  If there is a way to obtain DNA from as many family members as possible, both affected and unaffected, this would substantially enhance our research efforts.

Dr. Lewis Roberts, MB, ChB, PhD Mayo Clinic