|Awarded On||August 19, 2020|
|Title||Establish a Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Support Program among Asian- American Communities in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin Areas of Texas|
|Award Mechanism||Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Institution/Organization||Light and Salt Association|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Helen Sun|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Cervix Uteri, Colorectal, Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct|
*Pending contract negotiation
Need: There are a total of 1,236,852 Asian Americans (AAs) living in the Houston-Galveston, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (DFW) and Austin areas, accounting for 84% of Texas' total AA population. AAs vary substantially with respect to demographic, cultural, linguistic and socio-economic characteristics, and cancer burdens. With the exception of Asian Indians, a disproportionately large number of Asian subgroups speak a language other than English at home (US Census Bureau, 2018). Cancer is the leading cause of death among AA populations in the US and Texas (NCHS, 2019; Texas DSHS, 2010). For AAs in Texas, from 2011 to 2015, the five most common sites of cancer death were: lung, liver, colon, b...