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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: BLR&D Research Career Scientist Award Application
Principal Investigator:

Nicholas J.G. Webster

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2027
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $226,094
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The morbidity and mortality associated with obesity is a major health problem in the VA patient population. There is abundant evidence that obesity confers increased risk for various forms of cancer. The VA reports ~40,000 new cases of cancer per year and ~2.7-3% are liver cancer. Obesity is associated with metabolic disturbances such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its more severe form non- alcoholic steatosis (NASH) and these are risk factors for both cirrhosis and liver cance...

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