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Hepatitis C

The Ottawa Hospital is conducting cutting-edge research to improve our understanding of hepatitis C and develop better treatments. This page includes selected news stories about our hepatitis C research, links to researchers working in this area and related resources. Learn more below.

Research News


Landmark trial could expand revolutionary treatments to all hepatitis C patients
February 3, 2016 - New targeted treatments have revolutionized care for hepatitis C, offering cure rates of close to 100 percent for people infected with the most common strain of the virus. Dr. Curtis Cooper and his team have played a major role in the research th
New treatments cure hepatitis C in patients co-infected with HIV
July 29, 2015 - Around the world, between 4 and 5 million people are infected with both HIV and the hepatitis C virus. These patients have high rates of liver disease. Until now, effective treatment for co-infected patients has been difficult since the interferon-
How does the liver affect the immune system? $175,000 grant to help find answers
June 10, 2015 - Dr. Angela Crawley has been awarded a $175,000 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to study how cells in the liver can influence the immune response. This project focuses on a kind of cell called a macrophage, w


Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Cooper, Curtis
MD, FRCPC
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Hepatitis C, HIV, Infectious disease, Influenza Clinical research, Immunization
Crawley, Angela
Ph.D.
Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Hepatitis C, HIV Basic research, Clinical research, Translational research