Published in Gastroenterology Week, November 21st, 2005
Study 1: Interferon-alpha lowers proliferative activity in hepatitis C-infected livers.
According to recent research published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis, "interferon (IFN) therapy has been shown to reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic hepatitis C, including virological nonresponders (NR). Whether IFN suppresses liver cell proliferation, i.e. the relevant risk factor for HCC, is unknown."
"The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of IFN therapy on liver cell proliferation in chronic hepatitis C. The...
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