Gabel’s abstract takes first place at ACP conference
By Anne McMillin, APR
Congratulations to the School of Medicine's Josh Gabel, Class of 2015, who presented his abstract, entitled "Hepatocellular Carcinoma in an HIV/HCV Co-infected Patient: A Call for Increased Surveillance in the Absence of Evident Cirrhosis" and took first place in the competition at the national American College of Physicians conference this spring.
His poster exposed gaps in current screening guidelines in the surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with HIV and HCV co-infections. Within this population of patients, HCC makes up a quarter of all non-AIDS related deaths, and requires co-morbid cirrhosis to recommend screening. A large percentage who develop this malignancy lack co-morbid cirrhosis and thus are prone to worse outcomes due to delayed diagnosis.
Josh collaborated with faculty members Ranjit Makar, M.D. and Matthew Schreiber, M.D., both with the internal medicine department in Las Vegas.
He will use the financial award from the poster competition as a personal contribution towards fundraising for his charity run in the 2014 NYC Marathon this fall as part of the Doctors Without Borders team. If you are interested in supporting this cause or would like more information please email Josh.
Anne McMillin, APR
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