HBF is pleased to connect our blog readers to Christine Kukka’s monthly HBV Journal Review that she writes for the HBV Advocate. The journal presents the latest in hepatitis B research, treatment, and prevention from recent academic and medical journals. This month, the following topics are explored:
HBV Liver Cancer Requires Aggressive Treatment from the Start
Experts: Treat Cirrhotic Patients, Even if Viral Load Is Low
Some Patients Can Safely Stop Antiviral After Four Years
Tenofovir Safe and Effective in Pregnant Women with Drug Resistance
Researchers Discover Why Children Become Chronically Infected
Expert Recommends Treatment for Mental Confusion from Cirrhosis
Antivirals Increase Survival After Liver Cancer Treatment
HBV Patients with Diabetes Have a Higher Risk of Liver Cancer
Long-term Antiviral Use Increases Hip Fracture Rates Slightly
Second Vaccine Series May Be Needed for Children with Celiac Disease
Researchers Find HBV B Strain in Cuba Did Not Come from Africa
What support services are available for patients and families that are facing liver cancer? Are there any assistance programs to help pay for treatment or other costs? What about online or community support?
Listen to this webinar from the Hepatitis B Foundation’s Liver Cancer Connect program. Guest speakers Karla Pillote, a nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins’ Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington DC, and Andrea Wilson, founder of BlueFaery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association, explain how families can access valuable services.
In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Dr. moon Chen, Principal Investigator for the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness Research and Training (AANCART) and UC Davis professor, reflects on the unnecessary cancer burden in Asian American and Pacific Islanders, including the burden of hepatitis B related liver cancer. Continue reading "May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month"→
According to media headlines, a recent study apparently found that cancers are mainly caused by “bad luck.” But are the headlines accurate? And if so, do we just cross our fingers and hope for the best? Continue reading "Not Just Bad Luck"→