The Week in Review: June 8 – June 15, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018 News Recap: Canada: Canada is facing a tsunami of liver disease and cancer: U of T expert – The Conversation with U of T's Dr. Morris Sherman. Deaths from liver cancer in Canada have doubled over the past 25 years. And to make matters worse, there’s an epidemic of liver cancer on the horizon if action isn’t taken soon. While less people are dying from most major cancers – such as breast cancer and lung cancer – liver cancer (...

DAA Therapy Outcomes in HCV-Infected Transplant Candidates After Organ Delisting

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antiviral therapy in liver transplant candidates with decompensated cirrhosis may result in long-term improvement in liver function, giving as many as 1 in 3 patients the possibility of being taken off the transplant list, according to a study published in Liver International. Many people infected with HCV who have decompensated cirrhosis are on the waiting list for liver transplantation. A previous study by the European Liver and