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AASLD 2017: Curing Hepatitis C with DAAs Reduces Liver Cancer Risk

People who achieved a sustained virological response to hepatitis C treatment lowered their risk of hepatocellular carcinoma by around 70%, regardless of whether they were treated with new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) or older interferon-based therapy, according to study results presented at the 2017 AASLD Liver Meeting last week in Washington, DC.

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FDA Approves Nivolumab Immunotherapy for Liver Cancer

In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval for nivolumab (Opdivo), an immunotherapy drug that restores T-cell anti-tumor activity, for people with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

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EASL 2017: Generic Hepatitis C Drugs Continue to Produce High Cure Rates

Treatment with generic versions of direct-acting antiviral drugs (DAAs) for hepatitis C continues to produce similar cure rates to those reported in clinical trials of brand-name drugs, James Freeman reported last month at the EASL International Liver Congress in Amsterdam.

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FDA Approves Nivolumab Immunotherapy for Liver Cancer

In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationgranted accelerated approval for nivolumab (Opdivo), an immunotherapy drug that restores T-cell anti-tumor activity, for people with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

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EASL 2017: Hepatitis C Treatment Allows 1 in 4 to Come Off Liver Transplant Waiting List

Around a quarter of people with hepatitis C and decompensated cirrhosis came off liver transplant waiting lists in Europe after direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment, and very few had any subsequent liver-related problems during 15 months of follow-up, Luca Belli reported on behalf of the ELITA study investigators at the EASL International Liver Congress last month in Amsterdam.

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