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The Liver Meeting
Boston MA
November 2016
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HCC Risk/DAAs - Long Term Followup SVR / SVR Durability
   AASLD: "Incidence and pattern of "de novo" hepatocellular carcinoma in HCV patients treated with oral DAAs" Navigatore Study Group- (11/17/16) this was an oral presentation, authors conclude: "the results of this ongoing prospective study indicate that cirrhotic patients with HCV treatment with DAAs are not at increased risk of developing HCC compared to untreated patients. Development of HCC during/after DAAs was associated with more advanced disease and with treatment failure. A subgroup of patients treated with DAAs developed a more aggressive type of HCC suggesting that immunological/molecular changes in the liver mircoenvironment, possibly induced by rapid suppression of HCV replication, might boost growth and spread of microscopic and therefore initially invisible HCC foci. further studies are needed to better clarify this observation and to identify prospective markers. HCV patients treated with DAAs with advanced liver disease should continue to be closely monitored for HCC"
AASLD: Long-Term Clinical Outcomes in HCV Genotype 1-Infected Patients Receiving Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/Ritonavir and Dasabuvir ± Ribavirin: First Interim Safety and Efficacy Results From TOPAZ-I - (11/17/16)....fibroscan improves 
AASLD: Long-term follow-up of patients with chronic HCV infection & treated with daclatasvir-based regimens in phase 2 and 3 studies - (11/15/16) >99% 
AASLD: Long-term Follow-up of Patients With Chronic HCV Infection and Compensated or Decompensated Cirrhosis Following Treatment With Sofosbuvir-Based Regimens - (11/14/16) >99% SVR durability 21 months followup; "incidence rate of de novo HCC among patients with compensated cirrhosis was lower (0.50 rate) than the rates of 1.39 and 1.89 per 100 patient years reported for interferon treated patients with cirrhosis who achieved SVR.
The incidence rate of de novo HCC was higher among patients with decompensated cirrhosis, most of whom would not have been treated in the past," - study reports clinical outcomes: shift in MELD scores, incidence of clinical liver events
The impact of sustained virological response to HCV infection on long term risk of hepatocellular carcinoma: The BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort - (11/17/16)
AASLD: High Rates of Medical and Psychiatric Comorbidities in HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients Treated With Sofosbuvir-Containing Regimens in Registrational Clinical Trials - Harvoni / Epclusa - (11/17/16)
AASLD: Non-adherence is the most important risk factor for ledipasvir/sofosbuvir HCV treatment failure in the real world - (11/21/16)
AASLD: Towards a Single Treatment Cure for HCV: Reformulation of the Pangenotypic NS5B NNI GSK2878175 as a Long Acting Parenteral (LAP) - (11/21/16)