PIs: Steven Belle and Kyong-Mi Chang

Co. Investigator: Robert Carithers, Adrian Di Bisceglie, Michael Fried, Marc Ghany, Steven Han, E. Jenny Heathcote, W. Ray Kim, Daryl Lau, William Lee, Anna Lok, Mitchell Shiffman, KathleenSchwarz, and Norah Terrault

Title: Multi-Center Clinical Trials of Novel Therapies and Diagnostics for Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B

Description: In establishing the Hepatitis B Research Network, the NIDDK wishes to consider the potential application of diagnostics and therapeutics for patients of all ages with chronic hepatitis B. The overall goal of the Hepatitis B Network will be to perform clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic research in patients with chronic hepatitis B using a standardized and coordinated approach to the evaluation and therapy of chronic hepatitis B and to provide sufficient numbers of patients for the research. This will be done by development of a database on chronic hepatitis B patients including clinical information as well as liver, serum and DNA samples.

Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Term: 2009 – 2016

Amount: $11 million