Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Stanford part of expanded liver cancer outreach education

The Asian Liver Center at Stanford has partnered with the American Cancer Society California Chinese Unit to develop a new outreach program aimed at the Bay Area Asian American population. The program will offer educational panels about hepatitis B with free on-site screening tests.
According to the article (in yesterday's Palo Alto Daily news), San Francisco has the highest rate of liver cancer in the country. This is because of the large Asian American in the area and hepatitis B, the virus that can lead to liver cancer, infects Asian Americans at a higher rate than other populations.

For more information, check out the Asian Liver Center's website: http://liver.stanford.edu or the American Cancer Society Northern California Chinese Unit: http://nccu.cancer.org

-Becky Grossman-Kahn

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