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NEW YORK — Kephera Diagnostics said today that it has been awarded a $299,997 grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a test for liver fluke infection.

The liver fluke is a parasitic worm that can infect humans who consume raw or undercooked freshwater fish, and primarily affects people in Asia. Long-term infection with the parasite is associated with a form of bile duct cancer called cholangiocarcinoma.

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