Detection and preliminary clinical characterization of liver cancer is usually carried out by physical examination, measurement of foetoprotein and echography. Unfortunatelly, these methods are not specific enough, and in the majority of cases patients (when they can afford it) come to medical facilities when carcinogenesis is too advanced to be curable. The COCLICAN network aims to tackle this issue, searcing for early detection methods in liver cancer, through an international partnersip deployed over three continents: Sout America, South_East Asia dn Europe. Kaunas University of Technology partner is responsible for Workpacake 3 on extraction and metabolomics, which should evaluate various extraction methods for the analysis of metabolites and, finally, to apply integrative approach in developing effective chemical evaluation protocols.
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”
Development of early chemical detection methods in liver cancer by applying integrative epidemiological data, sample collection, extraction and metabolimics approach.
Period of project implementation: 2018-11-01 - 2021-10-31
Project coordinator: The French Research Institute for Development
Project partners: Paul Sabatier University, Assistance publique – Hopitaux de Paris, Kaunas University of Technology, Université libre de Bruxelles, Fondation Mérieux