|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|
|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|
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...