Less Liver Cancer in HCV Patients Given Antiviral Therapy : IMNG Oncology Report | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

One of the most common underlying causes of liver disease which leads on to patients requiring liver transplantation is hepatitis C. One of the complications of end stage liver disease due to hepatitis C is the development of hepatocellular carcinoma which in itself can also be an indication for liver transplantation.

 

Hence any report on favorable outcomes being achieved with the treatment of hepatitis C is now significant. Particularly if this impacts on patient morbidity and mortality. Antiviral therapy may reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C infections, as reported in the Oct. 22 2012 issue of BMJ Open, published online.