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MASLD and MASH can lead to liver fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer.
However, only 24% of people with hepatocellular carcinoma received direct-acting antiviral therapy.
An increase in fatty liver disease could double liver cancer cases and nearly triple the need for transplants by 2050.
Proposal aligns with President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot by reducing toxic exposures known to cause cancer.
Offering hepatitis C treatment at the point of diagnosis streamlines care, saving both time and money.
Hepatocellular carcinoma among people with HCV fell after the debut of direct-acting antivirals, but cases are rising for other groups.
However, researchers saw little difference across racial groups in HBV treatment initiation among those who were eligible.
Coffee has numerous health benefits, but too much caffeine can cause problems.
Modern antivirals can cure 95% of people with HCV, lowering the risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure.
Funding will support research on conditions including fatty liver disease, liver cancer, asthma and chronic kidney disease.
Researchers looked at eight major cancers in 47 countries.
Older people, men and people living in poverty and lacking private insurance were more likely to have active HCV infection.
Generic drugs are cheaper and lead to better treatment compliance compared with brand-name drugs.
The CDC estimates that 21% of people living with HIV also have hepatitis C virus.
The dangers of excessive alcohol use and its connection to increased colorectal cancer risk are not something doctors are unfamiliar with.
However, liver cancer mortality has risen for both Latino men and women.
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