Hepatobiliary Neoplasia SIG: HCV Therapy and HCC

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Recorded On: 10/23/2017

This program provides a timely review of the mechanistic and clinical information relevant to HCC occurring in HCV by addressing the relevance of the problem and treatment effects. The program will also discuss key basic concepts with relevance to HCC in HCV.

Gregory J. Gores

Augusto Villanueva

Augusto Villanueva is Assistant Professor in the Liver Cancer Program (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York). He received his medical degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and he is board certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Spain). In 2005, he joined the Division of Liver Diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital (New York) as a research fellow and was involved in different translational research projects focused on the molecular pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In 2008, he obtained his PhD and received the Sheila Sherlock Fellowship from EASL to join the Liver Cancer Translational Research Laboratory of the BCLC Group, Barcelona (Spain). In 2010, he became the Scientific Manager of the HEPTROMIC consortium, a research initiative funded by the European Commission aimed at identifying genomic prognostic predictors and oncogenic drivers in HCC.

In 2013, he joined the Institute of Liver Studies at King’s College (London), as a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Hepatologist where he served as co-leader of the HCC Clinic and Multidisciplinary Tumor Board. In 2014, he started his position at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with the goal of developing novel minimally invasive biomarkers using liquid biopsy and studying the impact of intratumor heterogeneity in HCC. He has more than 100 publications (10,000 citations, H-index 44) including articles in N Engl J MedNat GenetNat BiotechGastroenterology, HEPATOLOGY, J HepatolJ Clin InvestOncogene, etc. He wrote more than fifteen book chapters and edited a book on resistance to targeted therapies in HCC. He served as Associate Editor for J Hepatol (2014-2019) and Liver Cancer (2012-present).

Hashem B. El-Serag

Nathalie G. Carrie

Michael D. Leise

Dr. Leise finished his internal medicine residency, chief residency, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology fellowships at Mayo Clinic, Rochester.  He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with research interests in Hepatitis C, hepatic encephalopathy, and liver transplant outcomes.

Maria Reig

Amit G. Singal

Dr. Singal completed his GI and transplant hepatology fellowships at the University of Michigan and is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He serves as Clinical Chief of Hepatology and Medical Director of the UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Liver Tumor programs. He has over 75 peer-reviewed publications, with the majority examining the hepatocellular carcinoma screening process, from risk assessment to early detection to treatment. 

Laura M. Kulik

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