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...

AASLD, IDSA update HCV guidance for resistance, new drug approvals

The AASLD and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have updated their guidelines and resources for the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C virus infection, according to a press release. The updated guidelines, posted on their website HCVguidelines.org, will reflect recent FDA drug approvals of Mavyret (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir, AbbVie) and Vosevi (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir, Gilead Sciences), include a primer on HCV resistance, and provi