|Awarded On||May 16, 2018|
|Title||Training CHWs to disseminate culturally competent, family health history-based cancer prevention and navigation services among Chinese Americans|
|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|
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...