Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hepatitis C and beyond: Never a dull moment

Published on Jun 13, 2016
Hepatitis C and beyond: Never a dull moment

Air date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 3:00:00 PM

Category: WALS - Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

Runtime: 01:03:03

Description: NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series

The Annual George Khoury Lecture

From the emergence of a mystery virus associated with post-transfusion hepatitis to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), we are now witnessing a remarkable new era of highly effective, curative treatments. Despite this, challenges remain to effectively implement these medical advances on a national and global scale. For the molecular virologist, many questions remain unanswered. Why are clinical isolates of HCV so difficult to culture? What is the link between chronic HCV and liver cancer? Where did HCV come from and should we rest on our laurels assuming that hepacivirus-associated disease will soon vanish? These and other topics will be the subject of this Khoury lecture.

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Author: Charles M. Rice, Ph.D., The Rockefeller University

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