The Week in Review: Jan. 18, 2019 – Jan. 25, 2019

Friday, Jan 25, 2019 News Recap: Using Telemedicine HCV Care Model in Prisons in SPAIN “HCV telemedicine program satisfying, cost-effective in Spanish prison:  A telemedicine program brought high levels of satisfaction and proved cost effective in patients with hepatitis C in a Spanish prison, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2018…” Read more about Spain’s prison-based HCV “Telemedicine” treatment model. Saturday in Surrey! Visit HepC

New Study Shows Potential Benefits of Screening All New Cancer Patients for Hepatitis

January 17, 2019, USA: “Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, and HIV Infection Among Patients With Newly Diagnosed Cancer From Academic and Community Oncology Practices" By Scott D. Ramsey, MD, PhD; Joseph M. Unger, PhD; Laurence H. Baker,DO; et al This study of 3051 patients attempted to determine the prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and HIV infection among patients with newly-diagnosed cancer. It found 0.6% p...

Scientists may have found cancer’s ‘Achilles heel’

An international team of researchers believes it has made an important discovery about the genetics of cancer tumours that they say could offer a new way to deliver customized cancer-killing therapies.The team said their research, published in the journal Science, would help to fine-tune the way existing immunotherapy drugs are used on the most complex cancers, such as melanoma and lung cancer.Immunotherapy -- currently one of the most promising areas of c