Grant ID PP160036
Awarded On November 19, 2015
Title Establishing a Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Support Program within Asian American Communities in Houston and Austin Areas of Texas
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Competitive Continuation/Expansion - Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services
Institution/Organization Light and Salt Association
Principal Investigator/Program Director Helen Sun
Cancer Sites Breast, Cervix Uteri, Colorectal, Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct
Contracted Amount $1,101,986
Lay Summary

There are a total of 398,342 Asian Americans (AAs) living in Houston and Austin areas (49% of Texas’s total AA population). AAs vary substantially with respect to demographic, cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic characteristics. With the exception of Asian Indians, a disproportionately large number of Asian subgroups speak a language other than English at home.

Cancer is the leading cause of death among AA populations in the US and Texas. Although statistics show that cancer burdens differ among AA subgroups, the five most common sites of cancer diagnosis for AAs in Texas from 2007 to 2011 were: breast, lung, colon, prostate and liver (53.4% of all cancer diagnoses), and the fou...

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