The Week in Review: November 4 – November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017 News Recap: Canada: Updated List of Physicians in British Columbia Currently Treating Hepatitis B and/or Hepatitis C. HepCBC has updated its list of Doctors in BC who treat HCV and HBV. Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy Outcomes in Canadian Chronic Hepatitis C Telemedicine Patients. Many of the 300,000 HCV-infected Canadians live in under-served and remote areas without access to HCV healthcare specialists. Telemedicine (T...

Twenty Percent of New Cancer Treatments Do Not Offer a Clinical Benefit

While cancer drugs approved between 2003 and 2013 often improved quality of life, the average overall survival increase was only 3.43 months, and many drugs reduced patient safety, according to an article published in JAMA Oncology.1 It is often unclear whether a particular cancer treatment is worth the costs associated with its development and distribution. Overall survival is the standard measure by which a drug's efficacy is determined, and drug approv