The Week in Review: April 6 – April 13, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018 News Recap: Canada: Initiative aims to treat Hepatitis C in Alberta patients who also have HIV. A long-term effort to eliminate Hepatitis C as a public health threat is underway in Alberta, where a new program aims to provide medications to one particularly vulnerable group of patients. NOTE: In Alberta, coverage has been expanded as of April 1 to include all patients with hepatitis C. Previously, coverage was provided only to...

8 reports on liver cancer outcomes with HCV, DAA therapy

Patients with hepatitis C have an increased risk for disease progression to cirrhosis and potentially hepatocellular carcinoma. Recent studies have focused on defining liver cancer risks related to HCV progression and the rates of liver cancer after HCV clearance with new direct-acting antivirals. Several recent studies refute previous data suggesting that DAA therapy may increase the risk for liver cancer. Rather, researchers have found it more likely th