• DAAs may impact inflammatory markers in cirrhosis, HCC surveillance

    2 days ago - By Healio

    AMSTERDAM - Curing patients with cirrhosis of hepatitis C virus could alter the inflammatory milieu and have an impact on the way CD8+ T-cells surveil potential carcinoma, according to data presented at the International Liver Congress.“Interferon-free cure of HCV alters the inflammatory milieu, which could impact HCC,” Solomon Owusu Sekyere, MD, of the department of gastroenterology, hepatology and endocrinology, at Hannover Medical School, Hannover, 3TTU-IICH and the German Center for Infectious Diseases in Hannover-Braunschweig, Germany, said during his presentation. “HCC occurrence...
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  • New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response

    2 days ago - By WHO

    New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the large majority of these people lack access to life-saving testing and treatment. As a result, millions of people are at risk of a slow progression to chronic liver disease, cancer, and death.
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