Special Issue "Liver Cancer Prevention in Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Where Are We Now?"

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Monica Robotin
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Guest Editor
School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame Australia, Chippendale NSW 2007, Australia
Interests: clinical and applied research; public health
Prof. Dr. Jacob George
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Assistant Guest Editor
Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydneydisabled, Sydney, Australia
Interests: liver disease; cell biology; molecular biology and host genetics; cancer; hepatitis virology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge on the prevention and management of people with chronic viral hepatitis to prevent them from developing hepatocellular cancer (HCC).

We invite contributions (using both quantitative and qualitative methods) exploring approaches to HCC prevention relating to:

Primary HCC prevention interventions successes and lessons learnt

  • Vaccination campaigns and their results and challenges; 

Secondary prevention

  • The effectiveness of antiviral therapies in improving patient outcomes;
  • Screening chronic viral hepatitis and treatment in countries with a large burden of disease and limited resources for initiating treatment;
  • The patient experience of living with chronic viral hepatitis and/or undergoing treatment for chronic viral hepatitis;
  • Population level vs. clinical approaches to hepatitis screening and treatment;
  • Cost effectiveness of antiviral treatment in different settings;
  • Successes and challenges of different approaches to HCC prevention.

Tertiary prevention

  • Clinical and primary care-based approaches to reduce HCC burden in high risk communities;
  • Role of disease registries in improving HCC outcomes;
  • Screening preferences of under-researched population groups at high risk;
  • Role of risk stratification algorithms in improving disease diagnosis and outcomes;
  • The economic costs and outcomes when designing an affordable, as well as sustainable program.

We will accept manuscripts from different disciplines including epidemiology, intervention studies, amd risk assessment. We encourage contributions utilizing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods methodologies.

Prof. Dr. Monica Robotin
Prof. Dr. Jacob George
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • hepatocellular carcinoma
  • disease prevention
  • epidemiology
  • economic modeling
  • migrant studies
  • risk stratification
  • community engagement
  • biomarkers
  • risk assessment

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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices toward Hepatitis B Virus Infection among Students of Medicine in Vietnam
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(13), 7081; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18137081 - 02 Jul 2021
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Background: Building capacity in hepatitis B virus prevention and management for medical students and health professionals is one of the pillars of the national viral hepatitis control strategy. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at eight medical universities from the northern, central and [...] Read more.
Background: Building capacity in hepatitis B virus prevention and management for medical students and health professionals is one of the pillars of the national viral hepatitis control strategy. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at eight medical universities from the northern, central and southern regions of the country between May and November 2020 using a systematic random sampling technique. Results: Among 2000 participants, 84.2% reported they had been tested for hepatitis B and 83.9% had received the hepatitis B vaccine. The mean knowledge, attitude, practice score was 40.2 out of 54 (74.4%) with only 19.9% of the study participants obtaining a good score. In multivariate analysis, fifth year students, students from central universities, students who had tested positive for hepatitis B and students who had received hepatitis B vaccine or had encountered patients with chronic hepatitis B had significantly higher knowledge score (p < 0.05). The study showed lack of trust in the hepatitis B vaccine safety and lack of confidence in providing counselling, testing and management of patients with chronic hepatitis B. Conclusion: Findings from our research emphasized an immediate need to improve the medical schools’ training curriculum in Vietnam to enable students’ readiness in hepatitis B prevention and management. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Liver Cancer Prevention in Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Where Are We Now?)
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