The Week in Review: Nov 23 – Nov 30, 2018

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 News Recap: Phil Wilkin: 1957 – 2018: R.I.P. R.I.P. Philip Wilkin. You gave so much to so many and asked for so little in return.  Saying such sad farewells today to our Board Member, Phil Wilkin, who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Novel Surrogate End Point Proposed in Hepatocellular Carcinoma New research on patients with intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have undergone conventional trans...

Phil Wilkin: 1957 – 2018: R.I.P.

R.I.P. Philip Wilkin. You gave so much to so many and asked for so little in return Saying such sad farewells today to our Board Member, Phil Wilkin, who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 24th. Phil also was the Chair of the Prison Outreach Committee which started the Colouring Book project. Phil, if we'd known how short our time with you would be, we would have made far better use of it. With love and tears, rest in peace you dear man. We're...

Novel Surrogate End Point Proposed in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

New research on patients with intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have undergone conventional transarterial chemoembolization (cTACE) suggests that the duration of a response to a treatment, rather than the robustness of the response, may be a better predictor of overall survival. The study was published in JAMA Network Open. This novel surrogate end point, dubbed sustained response duration (SRD), was defined as the time between when a comple

The Week in Review: Nov 16 – Nov 23, 2018

Friday, Nov 23, 2018 News Recap: Links to a Non-Academic Online Journal and a Blog about Viral Hepatitis We recommend that if you prefer non-academic language and are not yet subscribers to this online magazine or the HepVoice blog about viral hepatitis, that you should consider it. Here are the links. Elimination of Hepatitis C and the Imperative for Trauma-Informed Care Anyone interested in eliminating hepatitis C should read this article, "In...

Links to a Non-Academic Online Journal and a Blog about Viral Hepatitis

We recommend that if you prefer non-academic language and are not yet subscribers to this online magazine or the HepVoice blog about viral hepatitis, that you should consider it. Here are the links. Hep Voice magazine (from the World Hepatitis Alliance, published by Joomag: https://view.joomag.com/hepvoice-vol-31-november-2018/0526011001542639217 NOTE: It requires you to install Flash. It might be a pain, but it's worth it. Includes links to all their

Elimination of Hepatitis C and the Imperative for Trauma-Informed Care

Anyone interested in eliminating hepatitis C should read this article, "In the eyes of Indigenous people in Canada: exposing the underlying colonial etiology of hepatitis C and the imperative for trauma-informed care," which provides an accessible pathway to approaching Indigenous health issues in culturally-safe, historic trauma-informed ways. It is the best article we've seen about dealing with liver disease within Canada's aboriginal populations, and

Hepatitis C Is Detectable in Rectal and Nasal Fluid

High levels of hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be found in the rectal and nasal fluids of people with high hepatitis C viral loads even when blood is not present, Austrian researchers reported on Sunday at the 2018 AASLD Liver Meeting. The findings reinforce the plausibility of HCV transmission through sharing of rolled-up bank notes or other equipment for snorting drugs. The findings were presented by Dr David Chromy of the Medical University of Vienna on

Targeted Hepatitis C testing misses substantial number of cases in correctional setting

Researchers recommend routine testing for all incarcerated individuals upon arrival. Results from a new study led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) found routine Hepatitis C testing identified a significant number of cases that would have been missed by targeted testing among a population of individuals in Washington State prisons. Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the authors recommend routine testing in correctional facilities to be

The Week in Review: Nov 9 – Nov 16, 2018

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 News Recap: Push to test for hepatitis C in Richmond London Drugs joins other community organizations offering testing for the curable liver-targeting virus. Richmondites will have one more option to find out if they have hepatitis C starting Monday, November 19, as London Drugs joins other community organizations offering testing for the curable liver-targeting virus. HepCBC Reaches Inmates through Info-Fairs at 8 Federal Pr...

Push to test for hepatitis C in Richmond

London Drugs joins other community organizations offering testing for the curable liver-targeting virus. Richmondites will have one more option to find out if they have hepatitis C starting Monday as London Drugs joins other community organizations offering testing for the curable liver-targeting virus. London Drugs rolled out in-pharmacy hepatitis C testing at some of its Lower Mainland locations earlier this fall, and on Nov. 19 will begin offering i