ILCA Supports New COVID-19 Registries: COVID-Hep & Secure – Cirrhosis
COVID-Hep is a registry implemented at the University of Oxford, UK to collect data on patients with any sort of liver disease that have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 as confirmed by a positive lab test. SECURE-cirrhosis is a similar registry implemented at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Both initiatives pretend to answer the question of what are the outcomes of patients with liver diseases (including liver cancer) who become infected with SARS-CoV-2.ILCA encourages all physicians around the globe taking care of patients with liver cancer to get involved and submit your cases to these registries, which are not in conflict with any local or national registries whatsoever. We also encourage you to share this effort among your partners and networks. The teams running the registries will credit all contributors in any publications resulting from this work. As the pandemic evolves we will gain insight into better ways of caring for our patients with liver cancer through this and other initiatives.