The Week in Review: November 10 – November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017 News Recap: AASLD 2017 HCV Clinical Guidelines and Patient Management highlights from The Liver Meeting 2017. Thanks to the Canadian Society for International Health we are able to share this excellent presentation, by Dr. Curtis Cooper, on highlights from AASLD 2017. Liver Cancer Global Perspectives on Hepatocellular Carcinoma.  Be sure to check out this excellent article! A panel of international oncology experts rece...

The Week in Review: November 4 – November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017 News Recap: Canada: Updated List of Physicians in British Columbia Currently Treating Hepatitis B and/or Hepatitis C. HepCBC has updated its list of Doctors in BC who treat HCV and HBV. Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy Outcomes in Canadian Chronic Hepatitis C Telemedicine Patients. Many of the 300,000 HCV-infected Canadians live in under-served and remote areas without access to HCV healthcare specialists. Telemedicine (T...

The Week in Review: October 27 – November 4, 2017

Friday, November 4, 2017 News Recap: Access to Treatment Hepatitis C could be eliminated in Canada, but drug prices, screening barriers stand in the way – Most of the 70 million patients infected with hepatitis C worldwide could be cured for $50 US each Many countries — including Canada — have committed to a global goal of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030. But new data released at the summit in Brazil shows that only nine countries are on track to me...

The Week in Review: October 20 – October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017 News Recap: Patient and Caregiver input is requested by BC Pharmacare on AbbVie’s combo of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (GP) for Genotypes 1-6. We need to hear your voice by November 8, 2017!  AbbVie’s “GP” combo is pan-genotypic (works for all genotypes). Liver Meeting 2017: I’m A HCV Patient – Show Me What I Need to Know! Why reinvent the wheel? The good folks over at HCV New Drugs have put together this great overview o...

The Week in Review: October 13 – October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017 News Recap: Disease Management: Women: Hepatitis C in pregnancy: screening, treatment, and management. Hepatitis C (HCV) during pregnancy is associated with serious, adverse outcomes. Infants born to women with HCV are more likely to experience fetal growth restriction and low birth weight. For women, chronic HCV is associated with progressive liver damage and, during pregnancy, can be transmitted from the mother to the fe...

Weekly Bull September 2017

The Week in Review: September 29, 2017 – October 6, 2017 Friday, October-6-17 News Recap Obesity and liver cancer, global rise in primary liver cancer, AASLD-IDSA HCV Guidelines updated, Viekira Pak (Holkira Pak) safe in compensated cirrhotics, First Nations gain access to BC PharmaCare, new studies on HBV ........ Read more…http://hepcbc.ca/2017/10/06/week-review-september-29-october-6-2017/ The Week in Review: September 22, 2017 – September ...

The Week in Review: October 6 – October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 News Recap: Research & Discoveries After an intense hunt, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) can now describe an important part of the disease's guerrilla tactics: how hepatitis C converts innocent cells into outright virus factories.  How hepatitis C hides in the body. Apparently, liver cancer can be caught at an early stage through a newly developed blood test, improving the odd...

The Week in Review: September 29 – October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017 News Recap: Liver Cancer Two studies on liver cancer in the news last week highlighted the global prevalence and causes of this terrible disease.  The first showed a direct correlation between excess weight and cancer occurrence (including liver cancer) – Cancers linked to excess weight make up 40% of all US diagnoses, study finds, while the second focussed on the global incidence of primary liver cancer. Hepatitis B virus wa...

The Week in Review: September 15 – September 22, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017 News Recap: Access to Treatment: This was a good week in terms of treatment access (but not, unfortunately, in terms of weather or seismic activity: How very, very sad).  Imagine being sick or on treatment in one of these stricken areas! In Canada Epclusa was approved for use in persons co-infected with HIV. This is very good news. Gilead Receives Approval in Canada for Expanded Indication of EPCLUSA® (Sofosbuvir/Velpat...

The Week in Review: September 8 – September 15, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017 News Recap: President’s Report from HepCBC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) HepCBC held its Annual General Meeting on September 12, 2017, and we are pleased to note that all the issues that we needed to address were covered.  Rosemary Plummer has stepped down as president after 2 GREAT YEARS of service, but the rest of the Board of Directors has been re-elected, and some very important changes to our Constitution and Bylaws ...