HCV research UK: a UK national resource to support research into HCV infection

W. Irving, J. McLauchlan, G. Foster, J. Dillon, S. Hutchinson, B. Wilkes

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    Introduction Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been identified by the MRC and Department of Health MRC as a priority area for research and development to meet the clinical challenges posed by the scale of the infection in the UK. There has been a perceived lack of connection between clinicians and basic scientists working on HCV in the UK to address this problem. Aims: To create a multi-disciplinary consortium comprising clinicians and non-clinical scientists to encourage translational research. To establish a cohort of 10?000 patients with HCV infection across the UK, together with clinical database and biorepository—“HCV Research UK”. To make this resource available to researchers, both academic/commercial, UK-based and abroad.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)A147-A148
    Number of pages2
    Issue numberSuppl. 2
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012


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