Liver Research Registry

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to collect liver tissue that is normally discarded after surgery to obtain cells that can be used for biomedical research. The sponsor will also use these liver cells in research studies to look at ways medicines affect the liver. What happens to medicines once they enter liver cells will also be studied. Many of the negative side effects of medications in humans occur in the liver. The aim is to predict possible side effects or problems that new drugs being developed may have on the liver using human liver cells obtained from this study. The information will then be used to design better and safer drugs.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • Ages 18 - 75

Eligibility Criteria

  • Undergoing a partial hepatectomy/liver resection surgery (removal of part of the liver due to presence of a tumor) or liver transplant

What is involved

  • Subjects are only being asked to give remaining small pieces of liver tissue that would otherwise be thrown away or destroyed after surgery for medical research

Compensation

None

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Stacey Lewis
Email
stalewis@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-713-6927

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.