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 (...

BC Centre for Disease Control Responds to Recent Findings on Hep C

A report from the Canadian Association for the Study of Liver says 250,000 Canadians within a certain age group are likely to have Hepatitis C. Dr. Mel Krajden is the Medical Head of Hepatitis C for the BC Centre for Disease Control. “People born after 1945 to 1975, most of the people who are infected with Hepatitis C between two thirds to three-quarters of the people who are infected are within that age group.” The question on everybody’s minds is

The Population Level Cascade of Care for Hepatitis C in British Columbia, Canada

Population-level monitoring of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected people across the cascade of care identifies gaps in access and engagement in care and treatment. We characterized a population-level cascade of care for HCV in British Columbia (BC), Canada and identified factors associated with leakage at each stage. We have assembled data on all individuals testing for hepatitis C in British Columbia to establish a system to monitor infection and care. The