3304.0 Cancer Prevention and Control among Asians & Pacific Islanders

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:30 PM
Cancer is the leading cause of death among Asians and Pacific Islanders. This session will describe distinct forms of cancers which impact specific Asian and Pacific Islander subgroups in the United States. In addition, the roundtable discussion of community knowledge and intervention approaches will be pivotal to a comprehensive approaches to eliminating cancer disparities among this population.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Describe cancer disparities impacting specific Asian and Pacific Islander subgroups; (2) Identify approaches to intervention and evaluation reducing cancer disparities among Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States; and (3) Discuss knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs pertaining to cancer diagnosis and progression among the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
Roxanna Bautista, MPH, CHES

Table 1
HPV Vaccine Knowledge and Beliefs among Cambodian American Parents and Community Leaders
Hoai Do, MPH, Paularita Seng, BA, Jocelyn Talbot, BA, Elizabeth Acorda, MA, Gloria Coronado, PhD and Vicky Taylor, MD, MPH
Table 2
Evaluation of a cervical cancer lay health worker intervention for Vietnamese American women
Vicky Taylor, MD, MPH, J. Carey Jackson, MD, MA, MPH, Yutaka Yasui, PhD, Tung Nguyen, MD, Erica Woodall, MPH, Elizabeth Acorda, MA, Lin Li, MD, MS and Scott D. Ramsey, MD, PhD
Table 3
Late-stage diagnosis of breast cancer among Asian and Pacific Islander subgroups
Erin Touslee, MPH CHES, Sarah F. Marshall, MA, Argyrios Ziogas, PhD, Jorge Castaneda, MPH and Hoda Anton-Culver, PhD
Table 5
Cultural views and cervical cancer screening behavior in Chinese American women
Cheng-Shuang Ji, PhD, Junfeng Sun, PhD, Mei-Yuh Chen, MS and Wenchi Liang, PhD
Table 7
Developing a curriculum to train Southeast Asian community breast health navigators: Perspectives from patients, navigators, and medical providers
Tu-Uyen Ngoc Nguyen, PhD, MPH, Srinapha Vasunilashorn, Jacqueline Tran, MPH, Waraporn Tiaprasith, Bounmy Sisawang, Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, PhD, RN, MN, Sithary Oun Ly, Lucy Huynh, Mary Anne Foo, MPH, Sophalla El Chap and Maichew Chao
Table 8
Impact of interpreters on breast and cervical health care access for Thai and Vietnamese patients
Tu-Uyen Ngoc Nguyen, PhD, MPH, Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, PhD, RN, MN and Tina Vasinamakin
Table 9
Correlates of Cancer Screening Recommendation Occurence by Primary Care Physicians Serving Asians
Harry T. Kwon, PhD, MPH, CHES, Grace X. Ma, PhD, Robert S. Gold, Dean, PhD, DrPH, Min Qi Wang, PhD, Nancy L. Atkinson, PhD and Yin Tan, MD, MPH
Table 10
Evaluation of Support Groups for Asian American and Pacific Islander Survivors
Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, PhD, RN, MN, Annalyn Valdez-Dadia, MPH and Lindsay Gervacio, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Gerontological Health, Public Health Nursing, Social Work, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)