The Week in Review: Dec 7 – Dec 14, 2018

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 News Recap: COMMUNITY DINNER January 10th at OUR PLACE in HONOUR of PHIL WILKIN Philip Wilkin, who passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 24th, 2018, was a man with the true spirit of giving. Phil sat on various committees designed to improve health and welfare of prisoners within the Canadian Prison System, and actively advocated for education, treatment and prevention. To help celebrate his achievements, HepCBC has set up a GoFundMe...

The Week in Review: Nov 30 – Dec 7, 2018

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 News Recap: Renally-Impaired Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection Find Success with Low Dose of TDF A low dose of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) may help to preserve renal function and maintain viral suppression in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, even those with advanced liver disease, according to new research. Join Us to Honour & Remember Our Friend Phil Wilkin On Friday December 14,...

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...

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...

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...

The Week in Review: Nov 2 – Nov 9, 2018

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 News Recap: Gilead Presents Latest Data from Viral Hepatitis Research Programs at The Liver Meeting® 2018 Gilead Sciences announced results from studies investigating Epclusa in chronic HCV patients with severe renal impairment undergoing dialysis and Harvoni in pediatric HCV patients aged three to five years. As well there was data from Gilead’s HBV cure development program. High Prevalence of Cirrhosis in Adults with Chronic...

The Week in Review: Oct 26 – Nov 2, 2018

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 News Recap: Report on the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) 2018 Fall Conference in Kelowna The Pacific AIDS Network held its annual Fall Conference and AGM October 30-31 in Kelowna. HepCBC attended this year for the first time as a Full Member, due to changes in the PAN Constitution and Bylaws. New Bylaws included: PAN no longer requires its hepatitis C organizational members to offer HIV-related services. Aging and Viral Hepatitis ...

The Week in Review: Oct 19 – Oct 26, 2018

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 News Recap: HepCBC Annual General Meeting INVITATION TO ALL We invite everyone to have a say in the direction of HepCBC, a BC-wide patient advocacy group confronting Viral Hepatitis since 1996, through participation in our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) – either in person or online! 7th Annual Liver Forum 2018 in Vancouver! On October 19th, Volunteers Douglas Laird and Cheryl Reitz of HepCBC attended the exciting 7th ...

The Week in Review: Oct 5 – Oct 19, 2018

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 News Recap: Want a Say in the Direction of HepCBC? Online or in person, attend HepCBC's Annual General Meeting. Actual event is Saturday, November 3rd from 2 to 3 pm. 1947 Cook Street. UC researchers recommend universal screening to tackle rise in Hepatitis C. Physicians are encountering a growing number of younger patients who are testing positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) fueled largely by the opioid crisis impacting com...

The Week in Review: Sep 28 – Oct 5, 2018

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 News Recap: Is hepatitis C virus micro-elimination feasible among prison populations? Let’s look at the world’s first prison to eliminate hepatitis C! Prisoners and former prisoners are much more likely to have hepatitis C than the general public; if they didn’t have HCV when they went in, they are likely to contract it there. However, the upside is that prisons are a GREAT place to treat (cure) HCV! To meet the World Health Orga...