Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| BLR&D Research Career Scientist Award Application|
Nicholas J.G. Webster
||San Diego, CA
|Congressional District Code:
||Biomedical Laboratory R&D
|| April 2020 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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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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