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  The Liver Meeting
Washington DC
October 2017
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Routine Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance for Hepatitis C Virus-Infected Alaska Native Persons Associated with Increased Likelihood of HCC Diagnosis at an Early Stage During 1991-2016
  from Jules: HCC surveillance is all too often overlooked and needs more attention. Despite all the excitement about DAAs and the very high cure rates, many patients still can & do develop HCC and so its crucial for anyone with cirrhosis to have HCC screening every 6 months forever, as all recommendations and guidelines state, with ultrasound or MRI, many prefer MRIs. For those who may be close to cirrhosis but not there quite yet when they get treated & cured this is something to keep in mind because these individuals could also be at risk for HCC as sometimes cirrhosis is not fully detected.
Reported by Jules Levin
AASLD Annual Meeting 2017, Washington, DC, USA, October 20-24
Prabhu Gounder, MD, MPH
Medical Epidemiologist