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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

NEWS | May 16, 2013

Free hepatitis b screening for Asian Americans

Event recognizes Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month and National Hepatitis Testing Day

WHO:  
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer and the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART)

WHAT:  
Hepatitis B screening and additional screening for hepatitis C, diabetes and high blood pressure, plus education

WHEN: 
Sunday, May 19, 2013

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

WHERE:
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4501 X St., Sacramento

WHY:
One of every 10 Asian Pacific Islanders has hepatitis, and most do not know they have been infected because often there are no symptoms. Untreated, hepatitis B virus can lead to liver cancer. Nearly 80 percent of liver cancer cases in Asian Americans can be directly traced to the hepatitis B virus infection.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:
Interviews available with community health program coordinators, and screening participants, with consent.

Designated by the National Cancer Institute, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center cares for 9,000 adults and children each year from throughout the Central Valley and inland Northern California. For more information, visit www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer