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 21 – Sep 28, 2018

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 News Recap: A Deadline and an Invitation: HepCBC Seeking Board Members, Members, and Volunteers before October 3rd, 2018 While we can always use your support and welcome new members and volunteers year-round, we are particularly hoping to hear from you on or before October 3rd this year! This is because November 3rd is our Annual General Meeting (AGM), and in order to vote, you must be an official Member a month in advance of t...

The Week in Review: Sep 14 – Sep 21, 2018

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 News Recap: New Chinese HBV Pamphlets from HepCBC There are some new HBV pamphlets from HepCBC in Chinese: HBV Chinese (Traditional) and HBV Chinese (Simplified). View the rest of our new and recently updated pamphlets here: http://hepcbc.ca/publications/pamphlets-posters/ Events: Tuesday, Sept. 25th approximately 11 am - 3 pm is the Downtown Eastside ALLEY Health Fair, location is intersection of Hastings and Columbia S...

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

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 News Recap: Showcasing HepCBC’s Translation Team Canada’s various immigrant communities have been particularly devastated by viral hepatitis, as hepatitis B or hepatitis C are often endemic in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and South America. Language and cultural barriers may lead to sufferers not knowing about, seeking or receiving potentially life-saving treatment. To help out, HepCBC has started translating its standard Hep B...

The Week in Review: Aug 31 – Sep 7, 2018

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 News Recap: London Drugs Launches Potentially Life-Saving Hepatitis C Screening at Pharmacies in BC Lower Mainland. An innovative and potentially life-saving hepatitis C screening program has launched at five London Drugs locations in the Lower Mainland. Patients can now undertake a simple finger prick test at the pharmacy to check if they have been exposed to hepatitis C virus (HCV) at some point in the past. Hundreds of pati...

Weekly Bull Summer 2018

The Week in Review: July 27 – August 24, 2018 Friday, August-24-18 News Recap Neuropsychiatric symptoms in hepatitis C patients resemble those of patients with autoimmune liver disease but are different from those in hepatitis B patients. Drop in Aussies seeking hepatitis C cure. Northern Vancouver Island VIRAL HEPATITIS Outreach Road Show Trip 2018 SlideShow: Part 2 FDA OKs First-Line Tx for Unresectable Liver Cancer: First new upfront t...

The Week in Review: July 27 – August 24, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018 News Recap: Neuropsychiatric symptoms in hepatitis C patients resemble those of patients with autoimmune liver disease but are different from those in hepatitis B patients. Chronic fatigue, mood alterations and cognitive impairment are frequent accessory symptoms of HCV-infection. Fatigue and mood alterations have also been observed in autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), but not in hepatitis B vi...