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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- UC Davis Cancer Center has received $4.48 million from the National Cancer Institute to lead a new nationwide effort aimed at reducing cancer in Asian Americans. U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui announced the grant at a press conference Wednesday morning.
"I am pleased to announce that Sacramento and UC Davis Cancer Center, with funding from the National Cancer Institute, will lead the way in reducing the toll of this disease among all Asian Americans -- from the newest Hmong immigrants, who are at high risk of cancers caused by chronic infections, to fifth- and sixth-generation Chinese and Japanese Americans, who face rapidly increasing rates of such cancers as breast and colon cancer," Matsui said.
"This grant will help make great strides in using what we have learned as to the causes behind the fast-rising numbers and work with the community to make progress against this disease and save lives."
The new grant builds on a previous NCI-funded …