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ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium will use a $1 million grant to study Hepatitis B.The National Institutes of Health grant is one of 12 offered nationwide.
Native consortium gets federal grant 021809 HEALTH 2 Capital City Weekly ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium will use a $1 million grant to study Hepatitis B.The National Institutes of Health grant is one of 12 offered nationwide.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Story last updated at 2/18/2009 - 10:57 am

Native consortium gets federal grant

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium will use a $1 million grant to study Hepatitis B.The National Institutes of Health grant is one of 12 offered nationwide.

The consortium treats about 1,350 Alaska Natives who have been diagnosed with Hepatitis B, which officials say puts them at risk for liver cancer.

The grant will help researchers detect those patients who need antiviral medications, evaluate markers for liver cancer at an early and treatable stage and find out which drug combinations are best for treating hepatitis.


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