A Study of the Frequency of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Among Minnesota's African Immigrants, and Their Knowledge of the Diseases.


About this study

The purpose of this study is to find the rate of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in individual populations of African descendants living in Minnesota, and to see what the current knowledge, attitudes and practices of these immigrants are towards screening, vaccination, and disease management.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • 18 years and older
  • Individuals who self-identify as Liberian, Kenyan, and Ethiopian patients


Exclusion Criteria 

  • Younger than 18 years

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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