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    Tung Nguyen, MD

    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address1545 Divisadero Street
    San Francisco CA 94115
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      University of California, San FranciscoResidency Internal Medicine1994
      StanfordM.D.School of Medicine1991
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      UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine2015Crede Clinical Research Award
      Southeast Asian Community Center2015Community Excellence Award
      UCSF2013Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine
      White House2011President Barack Obama's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
      UCSF2009University Community Partnerships Office Award for Outstanding Community Research
      UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine2007Crede Community Service Award

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      Dr. Tung Nguyen is the Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and UCSF Professor of Clinical Medicine. He is the Director of the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH), Co-Director of the Multi-Ethnic Health Equity Research Center (MERC), and Program Co-Leader of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center's Cancer Control Program. Dr. Nguyen is one of three Principal Investigators of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART), a national center funded by the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities to address cancer disparities through research, community involvement, and capacity building since 2000. A first generation Vietnamese American, Dr. Nguyen is the Director of the Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project, a community-academic research unit working on Asian health issues since 1986. Dr. Nguyen’s research program aims to eliminate health disparities through the use of community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods. He has conducted research on health disparities among African Americans, Asian Americans (Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Korean, and Vietnamese), and Latino patients. Dr. Nguyen's work included interventions to reduce tobacco use, to increase the use of advance directives, and to promote breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening as well as hepatitis B testing. He is a member of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine, where he provides primary care to a diverse patient population and teaches students, clinicians, and researchers. Dr. Nguyen has served as a Commissioner on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since 2011 and the Chair of the Commission since 2014.

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      1. Tsoh JY, Sentell T, Gildengorin G, Le GM, Chan E, Fung LC, Pasick RJ, Stewart S, Wong C, Woo K, Burke A, Wang J, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. Healthcare Communication Barriers and Self-Rated Health in Older Chinese American Immigrants. J Community Health. 2016 Aug; 41(4):741-52. PMID: 26746205.
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      2. Jih J, Le G, Woo K, Tsoh JY, Stewart S, Gildengorin G, Burke A, Wong C, Chan E, Fung LC, Yu F, Pasick R, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. Educational Interventions to Promote Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Among Older Chinese Americans: A Cluster-Randomized Trial. Am J Public Health. 2016 Jun; 106(6):1092-8. PMID: 26985605.
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      3. Kaplan CP, Nápoles AM, Narine S, Gregorich S, Livaudais-Toman J, Nguyen T, Leykin Y, Small EJ. Knowledge and attitudes regarding clinical trials and willingness to participate among prostate cancer patients. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Nov; 45(Pt B):443-8. PMID: 26435199.
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      4. Nguyen BH, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT, Bui-Tong N, McPhee SJ. Effectiveness of Lay Health Worker Outreach in Reducing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening in Vietnamese Americans. Am J Public Health. 2015 Oct; 105(10):2083-9. PMID: 26270306; PMCID: PMC4566531 [Available on 10/01/16].
      5. Tsoh JY, Burke NJ, Gildengorin G, Wong C, Le K, Nguyen A, Chan JL, Sun A, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. A Social Network Family-Focused Intervention to Promote Smoking Cessation in Chinese and Vietnamese American Male Smokers: A Feasibility Study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Aug; 17(8):1029-38. PMID: 26180229; PMCID: PMC4542845 [Available on 08/01/16].
      6. Bastani R, Glenn BA, Maxwell AE, Jo AM, Herrmann AK, Crespi CM, Wong WK, Chang LC, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT, Chen MS, Taylor VM. Cluster-Randomized Trial to Increase Hepatitis B Testing among Koreans in Los Angeles. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Sep; 24(9):1341-9. PMID: 26104909; PMCID: PMC4560609 [Available on 09/01/16].
      7. Nguyen BH, Nguyen CP, McPhee SJ, Stewart SL, Bui-Tong N, Nguyen TT. Cognitive Interviews of Vietnamese Americans on Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Health Educational Materials. Ecol Food Nutr. 2015; 54(5):455-69. PMID: 25782182.
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      8. Wang J, Burke A, Tsoh JY, Le GM, Stewart S, Gildengorin G, Wong C, Chow E, Woo K, Nguyen TT. Engaging traditional medicine providers in colorectal cancer screening education in a chinese american community: a pilot study. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014; 11:E217. PMID: 25496557; PMCID: PMC4264464.
      9. Nguyen TT. Cancer in Asian American and Pacific Islander populations: linking research and policy to identify and reduce disparities. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Nov; 23(11):2206-7. PMID: 25368395.
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      10. Mukhtar NA, Toy BC, Burman BE, Yu A, Chen AH, Berman P, Nguyen T, Chan D, Hammer H, McCulloch CE, Khalili M. Assessment of HBV preventive services in a medically underserved Asian and Pacific Islander population using provider and patient data. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Jan; 30(1):68-74. PMID: 25324148; PMCID: PMC4284271 [Available on 01/01/16].
      11. Maxwell AE, Bastani R, Glenn BA, Taylor VM, Nguyen TT, Stewart SL, Burke NJ, Chen MS. Developing theoretically based and culturally appropriate interventions to promote hepatitis B testing in 4 Asian American populations, 2006-2011. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014; 11:E72. PMID: 24784908; PMCID: PMC4008952.
      12. Jih J, Mukherjea A, Vittinghoff E, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY, Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Tseng W, Kanaya AM. Using appropriate body mass index cut points for overweight and obesity among Asian Americans. Prev Med. 2014 Aug; 65:1-6. PMID: 24736092; PMCID: PMC4217157.
      13. Tsang IK, Tsoh JY, Wong C, Le K, Cheng JW, Nguyen AN, Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Burke NJ. Understanding and use of nicotine replacement therapy and nonpharmacologic smoking cessation strategies among Chinese and Vietnamese smokers and their families. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014; 11:E26. PMID: 24556252; PMCID: PMC3938957.
      14. Wang J, Burke A, Tsoh JY, Le G, Wong C, Chow E, Fung LC, Nguyen TT. Exploring a Culturally Relevant Model of Cancer Prevention Involving Traditional Chinese Medicine Providers in a Chinese American Community. Eur J Integr Med. 2014 Feb 1; 6(1):21-28. PMID: 25821531.
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      15. Joseph G, Nguyen K, Nguyen T, Stewart S, Davis S, Kevany S, Marquez T, Pasick R. Efficient identification of low-income Asian American women at high risk for hepatitis B. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Nov; 24(4):1701-16. PMID: 24185165; PMCID: PMC4497776.
      16. Burman BE, Mukhtar NA, Toy BC, Nguyen TT, Chen AH, Yu A, Berman P, Hammer H, Chan D, McCulloch CE, Khalili M. Hepatitis B management in vulnerable populations: gaps in disease monitoring and opportunities for improved care. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Jan; 59(1):46-56. PMID: 24052195; PMCID: PMC3947196.
      17. Chen MS, Fang DM, Stewart SL, Ly MY, Lee S, Dang JH, Nguyen TT, Maxwell AE, Bowlus CL, Bastani R, Nguyen TT. Increasing hepatitis B screening for hmong adults: results from a randomized controlled community-based study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 May; 22(5):782-91. PMID: 23613027; PMCID: PMC3650126.
      18. Sarkar M, Stewart S, Yu A, Chen MS, Nguyen TT, Khalili M. Hepatocellular carcinoma screening practices and impact on survival among hepatitis B-infected Asian Americans. J Viral Hepat. 2012 Aug; 19(8):594-600. PMID: 22762144; PMCID: PMC3390753.
      19. Maxwell AE, Stewart SL, Glenn BA, Wong WK, Yasui Y, Chang LC, Taylor VM, Nguyen TT, Chen MS, Bastani R. Theoretically informed correlates of hepatitis B knowledge among four Asian groups: the health behavior framework. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2012; 13(4):1687-92. PMID: 22799389; PMCID: PMC3425378.
      20. Braun KL, Nguyen TT, Tanjasiri SP, Campbell J, Heiney SP, Brandt HM, Smith SA, Blumenthal DS, Hargreaves M, Coe K, Ma GX, Kenerson D, Patel K, Tsark J, Hébert JR. Operationalization of community-based participatory research principles: assessment of the national cancer institute's community network programs. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jun; 102(6):1195-203. PMID: 22095340; PMCID: PMC3292685.
      21. Taylor VM, Nguyen TT, Hoai Do H, Li L, Yasui Y. Lessons learned from the application of a Vietnamese surname list for survey research. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Apr; 13(2):345-51. PMID: 19798578; PMCID: PMC2891931.
      22. Tsoh JY, Tong EK, Gildengorin G, Nguyen TT, Modayil MV, Wong C, McPhee SJ. Individual and family factors associated with intention to quit among male Vietnamese American smokers: implications for intervention development. Addict Behav. 2011 Apr; 36(4):294-301. PMID: 21177041; PMCID: PMC3056150.
      23. Khalili M, Guy J, Yu A, Li A, Diamond-Smith N, Stewart S, Chen M, Nguyen T. Hepatitis B and hepatocellular carcinoma screening among Asian Americans: survey of safety net healthcare providers. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 May; 56(5):1516-23. PMID: 21046247; PMCID: PMC3082048.
      24. Taylor VM, Jackson JC, Yasui Y, Nguyen TT, Woodall E, Acorda E, Li L, Ramsey S. Evaluation of a cervical cancer control intervention using lay health workers for Vietnamese American women. Am J Public Health. 2010 Oct; 100(10):1924-9. PMID: 20724673; PMCID: PMC2936992.
      25. Walsh JM, Salazar R, Nguyen TT, Kaplan C, Nguyen LK, Hwang J, McPhee SJ, Pasick RJ. Healthy colon, healthy life: a novel colorectal cancer screening intervention. Am J Prev Med. 2010 Jul; 39(1):1-14. PMID: 20547275; PMCID: PMC4282133.
      26. Tong EK, Gildengorin G, Nguyen T, Tsoh J, Modayil M, Wong C, McPhee SJ. Smoking prevalence and factors associated with smoking status among Vietnamese in California. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Jun; 12(6):613-21. PMID: 20488931; PMCID: PMC2878729.
      27. Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Stewart S, Gildengorin G, Zhang L, Wong C, Maxwell AE, Bastani R, Taylor VM, Chen MS. Factors associated with hepatitis B testing among Vietnamese Americans. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jul; 25(7):694-700. PMID: 20306150; PMCID: PMC2881980.
      28. Liao Y, Tsoh JY, Chen R, Foo MA, Garvin CC, Grigg-Saito D, Liang S, McPhee S, Nguyen TT, Tran JH, Giles WH. Decreases in smoking prevalence in Asian communities served by the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) project. Am J Public Health. 2010 May; 100(5):853-60. PMID: 20299646; PMCID: PMC2853620.
      29. Nguyen TT, Love MB, Liang C, Fung LC, Nguyen T, Wong C, Gildengorin G, Woo K. A pilot study of lay health worker outreach and colorectal cancer screening among Chinese Americans. J Cancer Educ. 2010 Sep; 25(3):405-12. PMID: 20204570; PMCID: PMC2933803.
      30. Taylor VM, Yasui Y, Nguyen TT, Woodall E, Do HH, Acorda E, Li L, Choe J, Jackson JC. Pap smear receipt among Vietnamese immigrants: the importance of health care factors. Ethn Health. 2009 Dec; 14(6):575-89. PMID: 19626504; PMCID: PMC2788032.
      31. Maxwell AE, Bastani R, Chen MS, Nguyen TT, Stewart SL, Taylor VM. Constructing a theoretically based set of measures for liver cancer control research studies. Prev Med. 2010 Jan-Feb; 50(1-2):68-73. PMID: 19883680; PMCID: PMC2813918.
      32. Nguyen TT, Le G, Nguyen T, Le K, Lai K, Gildengorin G, Tsoh J, Bui-Tong N, McPhee SJ. Breast cancer screening among Vietnamese Americans: a randomized controlled trial of lay health worker outreach. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Oct; 37(4):306-13. PMID: 19765502; PMCID: PMC4282142.
      33. Bastani R, Glenn BA, Taylor VM, Chen MS, Nguyen TT, Stewart SL, Maxwell AE. Integrating theory into community interventions to reduce liver cancer disparities: The Health Behavior Framework. Prev Med. 2010 Jan-Feb; 50(1-2):63-7. PMID: 19716379; PMCID: PMC3243444.
      34. Grytdal SP, Liao Y, Chen R, Garvin CC, Grigg-Saito D, Kagawa-Singer M, Liang S, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT, Tran JH, Gallagher KM. Hepatitis B testing and vaccination among Vietnamese- and Cambodian-Americans. J Community Health. 2009 Jun; 34(3):173-80. PMID: 19234773.
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      35. Walsh J, Nguyen T, Nguyen L, Pasick R, McPhee SJ. Healthy Colon, Healthy Life (Ruot Lành, Song Khoe): patient and physician factors associated with colorectal cancer screening among Vietnamese Americans in a county medical care system. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2009 Feb; 20(1):74-89. PMID: 19202248.
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      36. Nguyen TT, Liao Y, Gildengorin G, Tsoh J, Bui-Tong N, McPhee SJ. Cardiovascular risk factors and knowledge of symptoms among Vietnamese Americans. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Feb; 24(2):238-43. PMID: 19089498; PMCID: PMC2628984.
      37. Taylor VM, Nguyen TT, Jackson JC, McPhee SJ. Cervical cancer control research in Vietnamese American communities. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Nov; 17(11):2924-30. PMID: 18990732; PMCID: PMC2665877.
      38. Daniels NA, Gildengorin G, Nguyen TT, Liao Y, Luong TN, McPhee SJ. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates among Vietnamese, Asian, and non-Hispanic white Americans. J Immigr Minor Health. 2010 Jun; 12(3):370-6. PMID: 18839311; PMCID: PMC4075262.
      39. Tong EK, Nguyen TT, Vittinghoff E, Pérez-Stable EJ. Smoking behaviors among immigrant Asian Americans: rules for smoke-free homes. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Jul; 35(1):64-7. PMID: 18541178; PMCID: PMC2441880.
      40. Kaplan CP, Nguyen TT, Weinberg V. Longitudinal study of smoking progression in Chinese and Vietnamese American adolescents. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2008 Apr-Jun; 9(2):335-41. PMID: 18712987.
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      41. Ling PM, Neilands TB, Nguyen TT, Kaplan CP. Psychographic segments based on attitudes about smoking and lifestyle among Vietnamese-American adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Jul; 41(1):51-60. PMID: 17577534.
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      42. Nguyen TT, Gildengorin G, Truong A, McPhee SJ. Factors influencing physicians' screening behavior for liver cancer among high-risk patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Apr; 22(4):523-6. PMID: 17372804; PMCID: PMC1829432.
      43. Mock J, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Wong C, Doan H, Lai KQ, Nguyen KH, Nguyen TT, Bui-Tong N. Effective lay health worker outreach and media-based education for promoting cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese American women. Am J Public Health. 2007 Sep; 97(9):1693-700. PMID: 17329652; PMCID: PMC1963308.
      44. Lai CJ, Nguyen TT, Hwang J, Stewart SL, Kwan A, McPhee SJ. Provider knowledge and practice regarding hepatitis B screening in Chinese-speaking patients. J Cancer Educ. 2007; 22(1):37-41. PMID: 17570807.
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      45. Nguyen TT, Daniels NA, Gildengorin GL, Pérez-Stable EJ. Ethnicity, language, specialty care, and quality of diabetes care. Ethn Dis. 2007; 17(1):65-71. PMID: 17274212.
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      46. Nguyen TT, Gildengorin G, Gregorich SE, McPhee SJ, Kaplan CP. Smoking susceptibility and attitudes toward smoking among Chinese and Vietnamese American adolescents. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2007; 6(3-4):167-81. PMID: 19842312.
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      47. Nguyen TT, Taylor V, Chen MS, Bastani R, Maxwell AE, McPhee SJ. Hepatitis B awareness, knowledge, and screening among Asian Americans. J Cancer Educ. 2007; 22(4):266-72. PMID: 18067441.
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      48. Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Gildengorin G, Nguyen T, Wong C, Lai KQ, Lam H, Mock J, Luong TN, Bui-Tong N, Ha-Iaconis T. Papanicolaou testing among Vietnamese Americans: results of a multifaceted intervention. Am J Prev Med. 2006 Jul; 31(1):1-9. PMID: 16777536.
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      49. Mock J, Nguyen T, Nguyen KH, Bui-Tong N, McPhee SJ. Processes and capacity-building benefits of lay health worker outreach focused on preventing cervical cancer among Vietnamese. Health Promot Pract. 2006 Jul; 7(3 Suppl):223S-32S. PMID: 16760246.
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      50. Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Bui-Tong N, Luong TN, Ha-Iaconis T, Nguyen T, Wong C, Lai KQ, Lam H. Community-based participatory research increases cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese-Americans. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2006 May; 17(2 Suppl):31-54. PMID: 16809874.
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      51. Nguyen TT, Somkin CP, Ma Y. Participation of Asian-American women in cancer chemoprevention research: physician perspectives. Cancer. 2005 Dec 15; 104(12 Suppl):3006-14. PMID: 16247807; PMCID: PMC1704078.
      52. McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT, Mock J, Nguyen T, Lam H. Highlights/best practices of San Francisco's Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART). Cancer. 2005 Dec 15; 104(12 Suppl):2920-5. PMID: 16270324; PMCID: PMC1704074.
      53. Nguyen TT, Somkin CP, Ma Y, Fung LC, Nguyen T. Participation of Asian-American women in cancer treatment research: a pilot study. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2005; (35):102-5. PMID: 16287894; PMCID: PMC2014718.
      54. Somkin CP, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Stewart S, Shema SJ, Nguyen B, Pasick R. The effect of access and satisfaction on regular mammogram and Papanicolaou test screening in a multiethnic population. Med Care. 2004 Sep; 42(9):914-26. PMID: 15319618; PMCID: PMC1618783.
      55. Vo PD, Nguyen TT, Nguyen P, Hilton JF, Palefsky JM, Ma Y, McPhee SJ. Human papillomavirus and abnormal Pap test results in Vietnamese-American women: a pilot case-control study. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2004 Jul; 8(3):217-23. PMID: 15874867.
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      56. Daniels NA, Nguyen TT, Gildengorin G, Pérez-Stable EJ. Adult immunization in university-based primary care and specialty practices. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Jun; 52(6):1007-12. PMID: 15161470.
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      57. Lai KQ, Nguyen TT, Mock J, McPhee SJ, Doan HT, Pham TH. Increasing Vietnamese-American physicians' knowledge of cervical cancer and Pap testing: impact of continuing medical education programs. Ethn Dis. 2004; 14(3 Suppl 1):S122-7. PMID: 15682781.
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      58. Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ. Patient-provider communication in cancer screening. J Gen Intern Med. 2003 May; 18(5):402-3. PMID: 12795740; PMCID: PMC1494864.
      59. Kaplan CP, Zabkiewicz D, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Gregorich SE, Disogra C, Hilton JF, Jenkins C. Health-compromising behaviors among Vietnamese adolescents: the role of education and extracurricular activities. J Adolesc Health. 2003 May; 32(5):374-83. PMID: 12729987.
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      60. McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT, Shema SJ, Nguyen B, Somkin C, Vo P, Pasick R. Validation of recall of breast and cervical cancer screening by women in an ethnically diverse population. Prev Med. 2002 Nov; 35(5):463-73. PMID: 12431895.
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      61. Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Lam T, Mock J. Predictors of cervical Pap smear screening awareness, intention, and receipt among Vietnamese-American women. Am J Prev Med. 2002 Oct; 23(3):207-14. PMID: 12350454; PMCID: PMC1592337.
      62. McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. Cancer, Cancer Risk Factors, and Community-Based Cancer Control Trials in Vietnamese Americans. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 2000; 8(1):18-31. PMID: 11567508.
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