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March 23, 2015

Removing a Cultural Barrier to Cure

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

Reducing liver disease in immigrant African communities

With funding from the Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR), a team led by Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., is working to help reduce high rates of liver disease in immigrant African communities.

“The diseases that we study — hepatitis and liver cancer — have a huge impact on communities, because they cause illness in individuals who are in the prime of their lives, in their most productive years,” says Dr. Roberts.

Watch Dr. Roberts describe his research in this video:


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