Cancers and NASH

Dr. Jean-François Dufour (Switzerland) reviews the association between cancers and NASH, where he highlights the causes of death in NAFLD patients, in which cardiovascular diseases and non-liver cancer with 38.3% and 18.7% are identified as some of the major causes.
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Dr. Jean-François Dufour (Switzerland) discusses NAFLD and cancer incidence rates by presenting the retrospective Korean study in 25,947 individuals conducted over an average period of 7.5 years and also reviews on the types of cancer that is associated with NAFLD. He also explains the interaction between NAFLD and breast cancer recurrence after curative surgery. Dr. Jean-François then discusses a retrospective cohort study on how bariatric surgery is associated with significant risk reduction for colorectal, pancreatic, endometrial, thyroid cancer, HCC and multiple myeloma. He also reviews various treatment options of HCC. Finally he presents the findings of efficacy of ICPIs in 3 Phase 3 RCTs and the retrospective cohort of efficacy of ICPIs in 130 cases with HCC.

Prof. Francois Dufour

Prof. Francois Dufour

Jean-Francois Dufour studied mathematics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and received his medical degree from the Geneva Medical School. After training in internal medicine at the University Hospital Geneva and the University Hospital Bern, he joined the laboratory of Professor I. Arias at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA where he studied the effects of calcium signalling on bile canaliculus. He then returned to the clinic to complete a gastroenterology fellowship with Professor M. Kaplan at the New England Medical Center, also at Tufts University. In 1997, Professor Dufour established his own laboratory at the University of Bern where he is currently Clinic Director and Full Professor of Hepatology.


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