Definition of the steering committee role

We are in the process of developing an advisory committee consisting of several members and a scientific coordinator. The selection will be balanced between epidemiologists, oncologists, hepatologists, and molecular genetics experts.

Potential tasks of the Steering Committee will involve the following:

1)     Assist in standardizing the research tools for multicenter case-control study including:

  1. Questionnaire for HCC risk assessment
  2. Clinical data collection
  3. Follow-up with IRB approval from participating centers
  4. Guidelines for biological sample collection, DNA separation, and storage

2)     Discuss potential scientific topics related to HCC for potential grant application

3)     Review newly proposed grant application

4)     Organize an annual meeting for the consortium

5)     Ensure communication between participating centers of the consortium