Preventing Chronic Disease | Effect of a Liver Cancer Education Program on Hepatitis B Screening Among Asian Americans in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, 2009 - 2010 - CDC

Asian Americans have the highest incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the major form of primary liver cancer, of all ethnic groups in the United States. Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the most common cause of HCC, and as many as 1 in 10 foreign-born Asian Americans are chronically infected with HBV. We tested the effectiveness of a culturally tailored liver cancer education program for increasing screening for HBV among Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans residing in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area, from November 2009 through June 2010.

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General: CDC Patient Education Asian Americans Preventing Chronic Disease PCD hepatitis B virus HBV screening hepatocellular carcinoma liver neoplasms

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