The Week in Review: March 23 – April 6, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018 News Recap: HCV – Liver Cancer (HCC): Liver Cancer on the Rise in Backdrop of Undiagnosed Hep C. Liver cancer, one of the greatest challenges to hepatologists today, will be in the spotlight at the upcoming International Liver Congress (ILC) 2018. It will become an even greater challenge in the near future, said Morris Sherman, PhD, from the University of Toronto, who is chair of the Canadian Liver Foundation. Testing for he...

Hepatitis: India to keep fighting, new test may come handy

According to experts, with challenges such as awareness, accessibility, compliance and affordability, India can only eradicate hepatitis by 2080 (as against global goal of 2030) if they start acting now. In 2016, of the 400 million people infected by viral hepatitis globally, about 13% were Indians. "There is need for immediate and urgent action to arrest the spread of hepatitis. In the South-East Asia Region, viral hepatitis is driving rates of liver can