A Study to Measure the Circulating Tumor Cells in the Blood of the Portal and Hepatic Veins of the Liver During the Transplant Surgery of Patients with Liver Cancer


About this study

The purpose of this study is to investigate means to identify circulating tumor cells from the portal vein and hepatic vein blood of patients with liver cancer at the time of liver transplantation.

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:

  1. Adult, age between 18 and 100
  2. Patients with HCC or CCA who undergo liver transplantation.

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 Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

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

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Nasra Giama D.N.P., R.N.



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