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25. What is the California Liver Cancer Prevention Plan?

So this is the reason we helped to develop a liver cancer prevention plan for the first time in California because the incidence of liver cancer in California has increased by almost one- hundred percent in the last fifteen years. In partnership with the American Cancer Society and the Department of Health in California and with a large number of non-profit partners, we actually developed this consensus plan that by 2010 all Asian Americans living in California should be tested for hepatitis B. For those who are not protected, we want to get them vaccinated and we hope by raising awareness and testing we would be able to improve the liver cancer survival by a modest twenty percent.