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Coverage of the 2013 EASL International Liver Congress

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 48th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL 2013) in Amsterdam, April 24-28, 2013.

Conference highlights include treatment for hepatitis B and C, new direct-acting HCV drugs, interferon-free hepatitis C therapy, management of liver disease complications, and prevention and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma.

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EASL 2013 conference section

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EASL 2013: Long-term Tenofovir Reduces Liver Cancer Risk in People with Chronic Hepatitis B

Long-term treatment with tenofovir (Viread) lowered the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma among people with chronic hepatitis B, with a notable divergence from expected rates after about 5 years, according to a report presented at the at the EASL International Liver Congress (EASL 2013) this week in Amsterdam.

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Heavy Alcohol Use Increases Liver Cancer Risk in Hepatitis B Patients with Cirrhosis

Heavy drinking can add to the already elevated likelihood that people with liver cirrhosis related to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection will develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a study published in the April 2013 Journal of Hepatology.

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EASL 2013: International Liver Congress Kicks Off with Hep C New Drug Highlights

The EASL International Liver Congress is now underway at the Amsterdam RAI congress center. At a Wednesday press conference, EASL officials gave a preview of some of the hepatitis C treatment highlights -- both augmentation of interferon-based therapy and interferon-free regimens -- to be presented at the meeting, which runs through Sunday.alt

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EASL International Liver Congress Starts this Week in Amsterdam

The alt48th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL 2013) kicks off this Wednesday, April 24, at the Amsterdam RAI congress center. HIVandHepatitis.com will be on site to provide breaking news and analysis starting later this week.

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