The Week in Review: June 1 – June 8, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018 News Recap: Canada: New guidelines recommend hepatitis C screening be done for those born between 1945 and 1975. The Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL), a national group of health-care providers and researchers, published its guidelines on testing and treating hepatitis C in Monday's edition of the CMAJ. Canadians born between 1945 and 1975 – essentially the baby-boom generation – should be tested for the pot...

Addressing Palliative Care in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis caused by chronic hepatitis B or C virus infections and those with alcoholic liver disease are at increased risk for HCC developing.  Late detection complicates the management of HCC; however, approximately 40% of people have advanced disease at diagnosis, when limited therapeutic options remain.  Infectious Disease Advisor discussed the latest insights about integrating palliative care into the treatment