Grant ID PP200075
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
Program Prevention
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
Contracted Amount $1,467,728*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

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...

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