Hepatitis Screening

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In this portion of a Memorial Sloan Kettering CancerSmart video series moderated by CBS’s Max Gomez, gastroenterologist and hepatologist Maya Gambarin-Gelwan explains that screening for hepatitis B and C is the best way to identify and treat these blood-borne infections before they become chronic and cause liver damage. Medical oncologist Ghassan Abou-Alfa describes game-changing treatments for these diseases, including gamma globulin for hepatitis B and a new antiviral pill for hepatitis C, as well as targeted therapies used to destroy the blood vessels that feed tumors.