Grant ID PP180110
Awarded On May 16, 2018
Title Training CHWs to disseminate culturally competent, family health history-based cancer prevention and navigation services among Chinese Americans
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions
Institution/Organization Texas A&M University
Principal Investigator/Program Director Lei-Shih Chen
Cancer Sites Breast, Colorectal, Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct, Lung and Bronchus, Prostate, Stomach, Tobacco-related
Contracted Amount $300,000
Lay Summary

Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, increasing 72% between 2000 and 2015, from 11.9 to 20.4 million. Texas has the third largest Asian American population in the nation, with a high increase of 76.1% from 2000 to 2012. Chinese Americans are the largest subgroup with a high immigrant proportion (70%), a high poverty rate (14.4% compared to 12.1% for all Asians and 10% for Whites in the United States), and a large percentage with low English competency (41%).

Family health history (FHH)-based, personalized cancer genomics services have tremendous potential for cancer morbidity and mortality reductions. Compared to Whites, Blacks, and Hispanic...

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