Patient-Centered Liver Cancer Prevention in the Houston Community Screening for Predictors of Fibrosis and Cirrhosis

  • End date
    Aug 30, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Updated on 15 October 2022


This clinical trial studies the use of surveys, blood testing, and fibroscan in screening for liver fibrosis and liver cirrhosis in new or existing patients of the HOPE clinic seeking usual clinical care. Fibroscan is an imaging procedure of the liver which uses a probe like an ultrasound. Information gathered from this study may help researchers learn more about how to prevent or find liver cancer in patients who are currently receiving care at the HOPE clinic. Early detection of liver cancer may improve survival.



I. To estimate the sensitivity of the modified Center for Disease Control (CDC) hepatitis survey in diagnosing chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) among HOPE clinic patient.


I. To estimate the sensitivity of the modified CDC hepatitis survey in identifying chronic active hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among HOPE clinic patients.

II. To estimate the sensitivity of fibrosis serum biomarkers, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease fibrosis score (NFS), fibrosis-4 index (FIB-4), and fatty liver index (FLI) in detecting fibrosis (fibroscan result >= F2) among HOPE clinic patients with metabolic conditions.

III. To estimate the sensitivity of the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test Alcohol Consumption (AUDIT-C) in identifying fibrosis (fibroscan result >= F2) among HOPE clinic patients.

IV. To estimate the sensitivity of the AUDIT-10 survey in identifying fibrosis (Fibroscan result >= F2) among Hope Clinic patients who scored >= 4 for men or >= 3 for women on the AUDIT-C.

V. To estimate the specificity and accuracy of each of these risk factor screening tools in HOPE clinic patients.

VI. To estimate the prevalence of fibrosis and cirrhosis risk factors among HOPE clinic patients.


I. To explore factors associated with each fibrosis/cirrhosis risk factor. II. To investigate differential diagnostic accuracy of screening methods by fibrosis severity.

III. To evaluate the diagnostic performance of each dichotomized biomarker (NFS, FIB-4, and FLI) separately and assess biomarker optimal cutpoints for identifying fibrosis in the study population.


Patients complete surveys over 10-15 minutes, and undergo blood testing, clinical evaluation, and fibroscan at baseline.

After completion of study, patients are followed up at 3 months.

Condition Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct Carcinoma
Treatment laboratory biomarker analysis, survey administration, clinical evaluation, Liver Ultrasonographic Elastography, Liver Ultrasonographic Elastography
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04785534
SponsorM.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Last Modified on15 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Must be at least 18 years old
Must be a new or existing patient of the HOPE clinic seeking usual clinical care
Must be able to speak and read English or a language other than English for which there is a translator available on site at the HOPE clinic

Exclusion Criteria

Known pregnancy at time of recruitment. The HOPE clinic will ask the female patients if they are pregnant, will ask the participants for their last menstrual period (LMP), and/or they will use the urine pregnancy test (UPT) results in their electronic medical records
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