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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

The Ottawa Hospital awarded 13 grants worth $11.2 million from Canadian Institutes of Health Research
July 26, 2019 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital have been awarded 13 grants worth a total of $11.2 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The new projects focus on areas such as cancer immunotherapy, hepatitis C infection, blood clots, ar
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-
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