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UC Davis Medical Center

NEWS | April 24, 2014

Media Advisory: UC Davis offers free hepatitis B vaccination to Asian-Americans

WHAT:
Eligible Asian Americans will be offered free hepatitis B immunizations at a special clinic at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Hepatitis B is the leading cause of liver cancer in Asian Americans, and liver cancer is far more prevalent in Asian populations than in other racial or ethnic groups. Vaccination against the virus is best method of preventing hepatitis B and reducing the risk of liver cancer.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is committed to reducing cancer health disparities. The vaccination clinic is among several outreach and education projects aimed specifically at closing gaps in cancer prevention, diagnosis and care among diverse groups.

The clinic is a program of the cancer center and the UC Davis Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Community partners include the Hmong Women’s Heritage Association, CNU Cares, VN Cares and Shalom, a Korean cancer support group.

WHEN:
Saturday, April 26; 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

WHERE:
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Pediatric Clinic, First Floor, North Building
2279 45th St. (at X), Sacramento

MEDIA INFORMATION:
Dorsey Griffith
Office: 916-734-9118
Day of the event, call 916-206-5166
E-mail: dorsey.griffith@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu