|Awarded On||January 18, 2012|
|Title||Establishing a Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Support Program within Chinese American Community in Houston and Austin Areas of Texas|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Light and Salt Association|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Helen Sun|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Colon, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct, Lung and Bronchus|
Due to the influx of Asian immigrants with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, cancer service gaps are widening. The proposed project will develop comprehensive and culturally competent cancer prevention and support program within the Chinese American community in Texas’s Houston and Austin areas. Compared to their counterparts, Asian Americans (AA) bear a greater cancer burden. Cancer is the leading cause of all deaths among AA populations in the United States and Texas.
The proposed project will first expand existing cancer prevention and support program in the Houston Chinese community. The specific components and implementation of the program will be based on Chinese culture...