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March 23, 2015

Removing a Cultural Barrier to Cure

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

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 […]

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Tags: health disparities, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, immigrant African, Lewis R. Roberts M.B. Ch.B. Ph.D., liver cancer, liver disease, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota news, news, Somali


January 29, 2015

Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact roberts.lewis@mayo.edu Research Summary Liver cancer, hepatitis, Somali, immigrant African, biliary cancer, pancreatic cancer, community-based participatory research The major research goal for the laboratory of Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., is to understand the mechanisms by which liver and biliary cancers develop, grow and spread. Dr. Roberts’ laboratory is particularly interested […]

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Tags: health disparities research, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, Lewis R. Roberts M.B. Ch.B. Ph.D., liver cancer, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota researcher, news, researcher, Somali immigrants


September 11, 2014

Evaluation of the Prevalence and Knowledge of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Among African Immigrants Living in Minnesota

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. Consultant, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract In the United States, the overall prevalence of hepatitis B (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg) carriers is 0.2%, and the prevalence of chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection is 1.6%.

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Tags: health disparities, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, Lewis R. Roberts M.B. Ch.B. Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2014, project


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