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  EASL 46th Annual Meeting
March 30th - April 3rd 2011
Berlin, Germany
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HCV Cured With out Peginterferon/ribavirin with 2 oral HCV drugs BMS790052+BMS650032: Quadruple Therapy With BMS-790052, BMS-650032 and Peg-IFN/RBV for 24 Weeks Results in 100% SVR12 in HCV Genotype 1 Null Responders: "HCV infection can be cured without interferon & ribavirin: 2 orals BMS790052+BMS650032" 
  Reported by Jules Levin
EASL 2011 April 2 Berlin Germany
Presented by Anna Lok
from Jules: this is the biggest story & news to come out of this meeting, needless to say, and the biggest advancement in medicine in 50 years. In this study 4/11 null-responders receiving BMS-790052 (NS5A inhibitor) + BMS-650032 (protease inhibitor) alone for 24 weeks achieved SVR12 & SVR24. The presentation says "HCV infection can be cured without interferon & ribavirin". BMS-790052 & BMS-650032 with peg/RBV for 24 weeks: 10/10 patients achieved SVR12 & 9/10 achieved SVR24: "QUAD therapy can result in a high rate of cure in this difficult to treat population" (1 patient < LLOQ at week 24 post treatment undetectable on retesting 35 days later). This is the proof of concept we have been waiting for that at least some patients can be cured without peg/rbv, now these are the hardest to treat patients null-responders.