Grant ID PP130075
Awarded On November 22, 2013
Title Promoting breast and cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese nail salon workers: an evidence-based approach
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Health Behavior Change Through Public and Professional Education and Training
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Principal Investigator/Program Director Maria E Fernandez-Esquer
Cancer Sites Breast, Cervix Uteri
Contracted Amount $299,898
Lay Summary

Asians and Pacific Islanders are the only U.S. racial/ethnic population to experience cancer as the leading cause of death. Vietnamese women have the highest known cervical cancer rate in the US (43.0/100,000), five times that of non-Hispanic White women (8.7/100,000). Yet, Vietnamese women have the lowest rate of Pap test receipt among ethnic/racial groups in the U.S.

This gap in screening is not widely recognized because cancer screening rates and other health statistics for Vietnamese women are usually aggregated within Asian American women and, consequently, their unique needs may go unnoticed. Vietnamese women confront barriers to screening such as lack of knowledge about cervical...

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