NCI Cancer Bulletin for September 4, 2012 - National Cancer Institute
Also in the News: CDC Updates Hepatitis C Testing Recommendations
Adults born from 1945 through 1965 should be tested for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC estimates that people born during these years account for three-quarters of all HCV infections and nearly three-quarters of HCV-associated deaths in the United States. As a result, these individuals are at greatest risk for liver cancer and other HCV-related liver diseases.
This update adds a target population for testing, but does not replace previous guidelines.